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New Prosecutor on Whitewater to Meet With Fiske

August 09, 1994| Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Newly appointed Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr is expected in Little Rock today to meet with Robert B. Fiske Jr., his predecessor.

A three-judge panel of the federal appellate court for the District of Columbia named Starr on Friday to replace Fiske, who had been appointed Jan. 20 by Atty. Gen. Janet Reno.

Fiske declined to say what he thought of the mid-investigation switch.

In Washington, however, House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) led a Democratic chorus Monday suggesting that Starr is too partisan.

Democratic allies also questioned the process by which the former Ronald Reagan and George Bush Administration official was named to replace Fiske, though the White House appeared bitterly resigned to Starr's appointment.

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