Another Stain For Clinton

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WASHINGTON: The White House's week got a little worse Thursday as Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman faced allegations of taking bribes, kickbacks and graft while she served as a top Clinton aide in 1994.

TIME Justice correspondent Elaine Shannon doesn't think this case has the strength to go much further. "There's a lot of skepticism about Herman's accuser, who it's rumored had an affair with the other principal, Herman's friend," says Shannon. "There have been plenty of ethical questions about Herman, especially because she was in Ron Brown's circle. But this case won't be the one that's her undoing."

The investigation has nevertheless crossed from a 30-day to a 90-day probe. And now the President, with two former cabinet members already indicted and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt facing a probe of his own, has one more employee to worry about.