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August 9, 1994 | Associated Press
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.
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August 9, 1994 | Associated Press
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.
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March 10, 1994 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With political pressures mounting on Capitol Hill, special counsel Robert B. Fiske Jr. told lawmakers Wednesday that he would not object to congressional hearings on the Whitewater controversy provided they are limited to the question of possibly improper contacts between White House aides and federal banking regulators. Fiske went to Capitol Hill to ask Republican lawmakers to hold off on their calls for public hearings that he again said would interfere with his investigation.
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March 10, 1994 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With political pressures mounting on Capitol Hill, special counsel Robert B. Fiske Jr. told lawmakers Wednesday that he would not object to congressional hearings on the Whitewater controversy provided they are limited to the question of possibly improper contacts between White House aides and federal banking regulators. Fiske went to Capitol Hill to ask Republican lawmakers to hold off on their calls for public hearings that he again said would interfere with his investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1994
Appointing Robert Fiske as special counsel for the Whitewater affair (Jan. 21) is an outrageous waste of the taxpayer's money and an egregious disservice to the American public. What will be accomplished by this investigation? How can this effort possibly help reduce our debt, pass a comprehensive health care program or in any way facilitate the solution of the very serious problems we have? We have a new, vigorous President who is working hard to bring about change in our country.
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June 20, 1989
Fourteen Republican senators, including Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, the ranking GOP member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, questioned the party loyalty of New York attorney Robert B. Fiske Jr. and, in a letter, urged President Bush not to nominate him as deputy attorney general. The senators contend that, during Fiske's chairmanship of the American Bar Assn.'s Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary, the panel "improperly applied ideological criteria to thwart the nominations of various well-qualified candidates" whom then-President Ronald Reagan had nominated to the federal bench.
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July 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno asked a federal appeals court Friday to appoint Robert B. Fiske Jr. as an independent counsel to continue his investigation of President Clinton's investments with the owner of a failed Arkansas thrift. Reno took the action a day after Clinton signed legislation reviving the independent counsel statute, which had lapsed for 18 months.
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June 30, 1994 | From Associated Press
Whitewater special counsel Robert B. Fiske Jr. will issue his first report today, giving his findings on Vincent Foster's death and contacts between regulators and the White House. Sources said the report will reaffirm the police conclusion that Foster, the deputy White House counsel who was found fatally shot in a suburban Washington park last July, committed suicide. The interim report comes as Fiske is wrapping up the Washington phase of his investigation.
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June 22, 1994 | From The Washington Post
The House on Tuesday passed and sent to President Clinton legislation to reinstate the law authorizing independent counsels to investigate alleged wrongdoing by top federal officials. The 317 to 105 vote on the measure, which Clinton is expected to sign, would restore the regular procedure used in 13 investigations since 1978 to avoid apparent conflicts of interest. The Senate approved the bill last month.
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January 28, 1994 | From Associated Press
The federal government signed a three-year lease Thursday for office space for special counsel Robert B. Fiske Jr., who will investigate President and Mrs. Clinton's dealings with a real estate developer and savings and loan owner. The 6,491 square feet of office space leased for Fiske and his staff in an office building in west Little Rock is on the same floor as the local FBI office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1994
Appointing Robert Fiske as special counsel for the Whitewater affair (Jan. 21) is an outrageous waste of the taxpayer's money and an egregious disservice to the American public. What will be accomplished by this investigation? How can this effort possibly help reduce our debt, pass a comprehensive health care program or in any way facilitate the solution of the very serious problems we have? We have a new, vigorous President who is working hard to bring about change in our country.
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January 25, 1994 | Associated Press
Special counsel Robert B. Fiske Jr. made a low-key start Monday on a job that will include interrogating President and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton under oath on their business dealings in Arkansas. Among other things, he found out how to rent an office in Little Rock, Ark., while getting the government to pay for it. He also received a formal job application. Fiske will travel to Little Rock today and be shown some possible offices by a local General Services Administration official.
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June 28, 1994 | Associated Press
The House Banking Committee will begin Whitewater hearings July 26 and has asked special counsel Robert B. Fiske Jr. and top White House officials to testify. Committee Chairman Henry B. Gonzalez (D-Tex.) said Monday he invited Fiske to report on the "Washington phase" of his inquiry. Gonzalez said the first hearing would focus on the removal of Whitewater files from White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster's office by White House officials after his death last July.
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