THE TROUBLE WITH HAZEL

When Hazel O'Leary's bumpy tenure as Energy Secretary ended in January, some Clinton Administration officials were no doubt happy to see her go. She had mortified her boss by jetting away on lavish trips and hiring a firm to rate the reporters covering her. But perhaps her most embarrassing misstep--a potentially illegal one--is only now emerging, months after she left the Cabinet to become a consultant. Last month the Justice Department began examining Democratic moneyman Johnny Chung's allegations that O'Leary met with Chinese officials in return for his $25,000 "donation" to a charity she supports called Africare. Chung told NBC News...

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