Ed Meese, Call Home

Another Attorney General is in hot water

Cronyism in office. Leaks and lie-detector tests. Softness on white collar crime. The Justice Department during Watergate? Edwin Meese at his worst? No, it's the list of charges against Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, and the reason he has become the Bush Administration's first high-level personnel problem.

, Thornburgh's most recent snafu involved George Bush's declaration of a stepped-up war against savings and loan crooks. Just days later, Assistant Attorney General Edward Dennis Jr., a key player in the S&L prosecutions, quit. Dennis' bail-out was only the latest in a series of high-level shake-ups at Justice.

As successor to the embattled Meese...

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