Clinton's Crises: What Jordan Knew

How Clinton's buddy is now trying to protect himself

The best game in Washington this year hasn't been watching Bill Clinton try to skate free of scandal. It has been watching one member of the "permanent government" of lawyers and lobbyists try to decide whom it's more important to protect--the President or himself. Presidents come and go, after all, but the superlawyer at the heart of this game, Vernon Jordan, likes to think he's forever. So when the game got serious last week with (of course) a series of careful leaks from a lawyer close to Jordan, guess who came out on top?

Legendarily deft, Jordan was trying to pull...

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