The Democrat Who Would Pursue Clinton

David P. Schippers, the lawyer hired by the house to help lead possible impeachment hearings against the President, is a lifelong Democrat who voted for Clinton twice. That's not the only surprising thing about his appointment as lead counsel by Judiciary Committee chairman Henry Hyde. Schippers, a widely respected criminal-defense attorney and former federal prosecutor, has had practically nothing to do with national politics in his four-decade career. He once said he counts Thomas Jefferson among his heroes because "he never wanted to be in politics."

This is also a man who wrote a fan letter to a hostile witness because...

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