The Week February 27 - March 5


A New Whitewater Torrent

The Whitewater affair took its first high-profile Administration victim on Saturday when White House counsel Bernard Nussbaum tendered his resignation to Bill Clinton. Nussbaum was one of nine Clinton aides and Treasury Department officials upon whom the FBI served subpoenas at the behest of Whitewater special counsel Robert Fiske. Others included Harold Ickes, deputy chief of staff, and Margaret Williams, chief of staff for Hillary Rodham Clinton. The subpoenas followed damaging revelations of briefings between Treasury officials knowledgeable about a federal investigation of the Clintons' role in the Whitewater scandal and White House aides. The departure...

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