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May 20, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, attempting to shield his closest personal aide, helped conceal the fact that the aide flunked a lie detector test during a highly sensitive Justice Department investigation, the agency's departing No. 2 official charged Saturday. Thornburgh also sought to keep the probe out of the hands of the department's internal watchdog unit, and, failing that, refused to follow the unit's recommendations for further investigation, Deputy Atty. Gen. Donald B.
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May 21, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh on Sunday denied that he had tried to hide the fact that his chief personal aide had flunked a lie detector test during a sensitive department investigation. "Absolutely not," Thornburgh said when asked about the allegation of Deputy Atty. Gen. Donald B. Ayer, the department's No. 2 official, who has turned in his resignation, effective on Friday. The charge was reported by The Times on Sunday. "Mr. Ayer is sadly misinformed about the facts," Thornburgh said.
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May 21, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh on Sunday denied that he had tried to hide the fact that his chief personal aide had flunked a lie detector test during a sensitive department investigation. "Absolutely not," Thornburgh said when asked about the allegation of Deputy Atty. Gen. Donald B. Ayer, the department's No. 2 official, who has turned in his resignation, effective on Friday. The charge was reported by The Times on Sunday. "Mr. Ayer is sadly misinformed about the facts," Thornburgh said.
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May 20, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, attempting to shield his closest personal aide, helped conceal the fact that the aide flunked a lie detector test during a highly sensitive Justice Department investigation, the agency's departing No. 2 official charged Saturday. Thornburgh also sought to keep the probe out of the hands of the department's internal watchdog unit, and, failing that, refused to follow the unit's recommendations for further investigation, Deputy Atty. Gen. Donald B.
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