HAS STARR GONE TOO FAR?

THE THREE-YEAR, $30 MILLION PROBE OF A SMALL-TIME ARKANSAS LAND DEAL HAS TAKEN SOME TROUBLING TURNS

The longer Ken Starr chases Bill Clinton, the more the independent counsel comes to resemble his quarry. Like the President, Starr is developing a tendency to get a little momentum going, then do something to trip himself up. Last February, for instance, he told a federal judge that he had received important new information from the Clintons' former business partner Jim McDougal on a key portion of the investigation. Nine days later, Starr announced that he was abandoning the Whitewater probe to become a California law-school dean. (A chorus of jeers forced him to reconsider.) And in a major victory last...

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