September 19, 1997 |
Former Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary said Thursday that the Justice Department has decided to launch a preliminary investigation into allegations by Democratic donor Johnny Chien Chuen Chung that O'Leary met a Chinese executive after Chung contributed to her favorite charity.
August 21, 1997 |
A House panel investigating campaign fund-raising abuses will review allegations that an aide to then-Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary sought a donation to O'Leary's favorite charity from a Democratic donor. The donor, Johnny Chien Chuen Chung, alleged that he was asked to make the donation while seeking to set up a meeting between a Chinese businessman and O'Leary.
November 7, 1996 |
A victorious President Clinton flew back to Washington on Wednesday, as an exodus of Cabinet officials began and the White House moved swiftly to assemble a new team. Mindful of the lengthy and awkward start-up that hurt Clinton's first term, the White House wants a smooth transition to a second term. But the scope of the task became clear Wednesday, even before Air Force One touched down at Andrews Air Force Base to end its flight from Little Rock, Ark.
October 9, 1996 |
An extensive independent probe into Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary's foreign travel missions blames sloppy planning and inefficient management for exorbitant costs and other difficulties associated with the trips but stops short of holding any individual Department of Energy official accountable.
June 18, 1996 |
Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary cited the former Rocky Flats nuclear plant Monday as a prime example of why she needs to travel abroad on trips that have drawn fire from the Republican-controlled Congress. The plant's Building 889--which produced plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons for 40 years--is being closed and demolished at a cost of $1.7 million.
June 14, 1996 |
By turns contrite and combative, Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary repeatedly apologized Thursday for mismanagement and wasteful spending on four costly foreign trade missions that she led but insisted that the trips advanced important national interests. "I will always regret that we fell short . . .