Vince Foster came to Washington in early 1993 eager to serve Bill and Hillary Clinton. A partner at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, he had worked closely with Hillary for nearly 15 years; between Clinton's election and Inauguration, Foster had helped negotiate the end of the Clintons' Whitewater partnership with Jim McDougal. As deputy White House counsel, Foster tended to see himself as representing Hillary's interests, according to his boss, Bernard Nussbaum. In addition Foster remained the Clintons' personal lawyer during his White House stint. In the Administration's first few months, Foster seemed increasingly beaten down by controversies, especially...

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