If the Going Gets Rough, Gephardt's Got a Scrapper

Get ready for a fight. That was the message Bill Clinton's allies on Capitol Hill sent Ken Starr and Republicans last Friday when they appointed Abbe D. Lowell as the Democrats' chief counsel for any impeachment-related proceedings against the President. Named one of Washington's 50 top lawyers last year, Lowell, 46, is a Bronx-bred former civil rights attorney who specializes in defending politicians and businessmen. Renowned within the Beltway for his combative manner and impressive trial record, Lowell is particularly skilled at turning legal and ethical problems into matters of mere politics--to the great benefit of his clients. And he has...

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