May 23, 2001 |
New documents released Tuesday offer fresh but conflicting evidence to suggest that Theodore B. Olson, the besieged nominee for U.S. solicitor general, may have played a greater role than he has admitted in digging up dirt on former President Clinton. The new material released by Senate investigators also reveals that Olson billed one of Clinton's chief accusers in the Whitewater controversy $140,000 to represent him before Congress--a figure far higher than was previously known.
September 4, 1994 |
One Saturday last spring, the same day that marked the kickoff of West Hollywood's annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Celebration, a small group of conservative Republican activists got together for an alfresco fund-raising brunch in a Hollywood Hills home. The setting seemed like heaven--ripe oranges and lemons on curving branches, mockingbirds burbling arias beneath an azure sky--and the dozen or so guests seemed perfectly cast for their roles as Grand Old Party stalwarts.
April 3, 1998 |
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno on Thursday said allegations that Whitewater witness David Hale got financial assistance from conservative activists while he was cooperating with independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr "must be pursued." "I think it must be pursued, and I want to make a determination as to how it should be pursued," Reno said at a news conference.
April 14, 1998 |
President Clinton's personal secretary, Betty Currie, was expected to be summoned before a grand jury investigating the White House sex scandal for a second time today, sources close to the probe said Monday. Currie was the first witness called in January when the panel supervised by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr began hearing evidence on whether Clinton had an affair with former White House intern Monica S.
March 6, 1998 |
When David Hale was a star Whitewater witness cooperating with prosecutors, he stayed rent-free in a fishing cabin owned by a man hired by a conservative foundation as part of a project to unearth Whitewater information, according to interviews. From 1994 to 1996, Hale often used a secluded cabin in Hot Springs owned by Parker Dozhier for day trips and overnight stays. FBI agents frequently accompanied Hale on the trips.
May 18, 1989 |
Some conservatives, certain of Ronald Reagan's place in history, are talking up the idea of finding a place for him, too, alongside the granite faces of four great Presidents at Mt. Rushmore. And they think they've gotten a wink from the man himself. At least Reagan smiled when an artist's sketch was presented last summer showing him alongside the Rushmore visages, says R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., a promoter of the movement to add Reagan. "He seemed pleased," said Tyrrell, editor in chief of American Spectator magazine, a monthly conservative review.