The spotlight in the campaign-finance inquiry shifts this week to a $1 million payment that lobbyist and close Al Gore ally PETER KNIGHT received just weeks before he left his firm to manage the Clinton-Gore campaign last year. The source of the payment was Franklin Haney, a Chattanooga developer and longtime Gore supporter, who last year became involved in a controversial Washington building project called the Portals.

The sum, investigators suspect, may be linked to Haney's securing a highly unusual agreement committing the Federal Communications Commission to a long-term lease at the Portals. The deal came after years of squabbling in...

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