Packwood Vs. Packwood

Now the Senator's colleagues suspect that he tried to use his clout to get a better deal in his divorce case

First it was just his diaries that were laid open. In recent weeks lawyers for the Senate ethics committee have combed through 5,000 pages of Senator Robert Packwood's private journal. "Are there personal things in there?" Packwood lamented last week. "Sure. Family heartaches. Disappointments. Irritation with the car repairman." There was more than that: word emerged from the committee that the diaries, which of course range far beyond the scope of the sexual-misconduct charges he faces, may in fact contain evidence of unrelated criminal violations. Last Monday Packwood responded to such reports by insisting, "For the life of me I do...

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