BURTON'S GLASS HOUSE

DOES HE HAVE THE PROBITY OF A PRIME-TIME PROSECUTOR? NEWT SEEMS TO HAVE DOUBTS

With enemies like Dan Burton, Bill Clinton doesn't need friends. The feisty and sometimes flaky Indiana Republican is slated to chair the House hearings on campaign-finance scandals, but even as he prepares to cast the first stones, he is being hit with allegations of his own fund-raising sins. He has been accused of shaking down a lobbyist for campaign contributions, improperly accepting money from Sikh temples and pressuring an Education Department official to help a contributor. And last week he had to return a $500 donation from a lobbyist for Zaire's departed dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.

Burton and his aides dismiss...

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