The Arkansas Connection

When Asa Hutchinson, the star performer among the 13 house prosecutors, slipped across the Senate floor last Thursday to say hello to White House lawyer Bruce Lindsey, it was almost like old times. A sophomore Congressman from Arkansas, Hutchinson says he got to know Lindsey when they worked in state politics in the 1980s and early 1990s. Though always cordial, they were foes then too. Hutchinson was a rising Republican, while Lindsey was a close friend and adviser to the state's most powerful Democrat, Governor Bill Clinton. In Arkansas, Hutchinson says, "everybody's got some connection."

So it's no surprise that Hutchinson...

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