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November 25, 1998
Re "Starr Testimony Spurs Ethics Advisor to Quit," Nov. 21: From Sam Dash's letter to Ken Starr: "Frequently you have publicly stated that you have sought my advice in major decisions and had my approval. I cannot allow that inference to continue regarding your present abuse of your office and have no other choice but to resign." There were a dozen different ways Dash could have said that he disagreed with Starr's decision to testify before the impeachment hearing. "Abuse of your office" was not only the harshest term he could have used, but it is also wildly inappropriate.
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May 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
Sam Dash, the former chief Watergate counsel who became a household name in the 1970s for his penetrating interrogations about President Nixon's secret taping system, died Saturday of congestive heart failure, his family said. Dash, who cultivated a reputation for independence and as an ardent advocate for legal ethics, was 79. He died early Saturday at the Washington Hospital Center, according to members of his family.
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May 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
Sam Dash, the former chief Watergate counsel who became a household name in the 1970s for his penetrating interrogations about President Nixon's secret taping system, died Saturday of congestive heart failure, his family said. Dash, who cultivated a reputation for independence and as an ardent advocate for legal ethics, was 79. He died early Saturday at the Washington Hospital Center, according to members of his family.
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November 25, 1998
Re "Starr Testimony Spurs Ethics Advisor to Quit," Nov. 21: From Sam Dash's letter to Ken Starr: "Frequently you have publicly stated that you have sought my advice in major decisions and had my approval. I cannot allow that inference to continue regarding your present abuse of your office and have no other choice but to resign." There were a dozen different ways Dash could have said that he disagreed with Starr's decision to testify before the impeachment hearing. "Abuse of your office" was not only the harshest term he could have used, but it is also wildly inappropriate.
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November 21, 1998 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee prepared Friday to gather additional testimony for impeachment hearings as their first witness was hit by mutiny in his own camp. Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr testified for 12 hours Thursday but on Friday his ethics advisor resigned because he disagreed with Starr's performance.
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February 25, 1998 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the political wars of the nation's capital, Terry F. Lenzner is a pin-striped soldier of fortune. Lenzer digs up the dirt that candidates sling in campaign ads and discreetly uncovers scandals before they hit the front page. A private investigator with a Harvard law degree and political connections of the highest order, he has no need to make ends meet by trailing errant spouses. Yet Lenzner's huge Investigative Group Inc.
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August 2, 1998 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five days after issuing a subpoena for President Clinton's testimony, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr moved quickly to obtain Monica S. Lewinsky's full cooperation by arranging a pair of secret meetings in private homes that led to the former White House intern receiving a grant of full immunity from prosecution, her attorneys said in interviews Saturday. Veteran defense lawyers Plato Cacheris and Jacob A.
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October 27, 1988 | Ronald J. Ostrow
Former chief counsels to the Senate and House committees that investigated Watergate and the Iran-Contra affair have tried to elicit the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates' positions on lawlessness and accountability regarding federal officials, but only Democrat Michael S. Dukakis has responded. Mark Goodin, Vice President George Bush's deputy press spokesman, said the Republican nominee did not answer because subordinates in his press office did not pass the questions along.
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April 22, 1992
In response to "Noriega Conviction Relieves White House," news analysis, April 10: While Noriega's conviction may be a relief to the Bush Administration, it represents, in its basis, perhaps a most dangerous legal precedent. I am speaking to the question of whether the United States has a right to send a strong force outside of its boundaries to kidnap someone for whatever reason--be it an alleged drug interdiction or because some U.S. politico does not like the way someone combs his or her political hair.
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April 29, 1985
Aug. 31, 1976--Serita Ann Hughes, 27, a registered nurse, is found dead outside her Milford, Del., home on the eighth anniversary of her marriage to Robert D. Hughes, 28, an eighth-grade math teacher. Sept. 1, 1976--Robert Hughes is arrested on a charge of first-degree murder of his wife. Sept. 8, 1976--Hughes is released when the state attorney general's office drops the charge, citing lack of evidence.
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November 21, 1998 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee prepared Friday to gather additional testimony for impeachment hearings as their first witness was hit by mutiny in his own camp. Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr testified for 12 hours Thursday but on Friday his ethics advisor resigned because he disagreed with Starr's performance.
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August 2, 1998 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five days after issuing a subpoena for President Clinton's testimony, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr moved quickly to obtain Monica S. Lewinsky's full cooperation by arranging a pair of secret meetings in private homes that led to the former White House intern receiving a grant of full immunity from prosecution, her attorneys said in interviews Saturday. Veteran defense lawyers Plato Cacheris and Jacob A.
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February 25, 1998 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the political wars of the nation's capital, Terry F. Lenzner is a pin-striped soldier of fortune. Lenzer digs up the dirt that candidates sling in campaign ads and discreetly uncovers scandals before they hit the front page. A private investigator with a Harvard law degree and political connections of the highest order, he has no need to make ends meet by trailing errant spouses. Yet Lenzner's huge Investigative Group Inc.
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April 7, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON and SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writers
Allies of embattled House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) began a public relations counteroffensive Thursday, charging that he is a victim of "nouveau McCarthyism" directed by the special counsel of the House Ethics Committee. The allegation was made by George A. Mallick Jr., Wright's chief benefactor and controversial Texas business partner, in a telephone interview with The Times. Another backer of Wright's, Ft. Worth printer Carlos Moore, accused the counsel, Chicago lawyer Richard J.
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March 25, 1999 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing first-hand experiences with the Iran-Contra and Watergate scandals, two prominent investigators urged Congress on Wednesday to keep inquiries into activities of top government officials in the hands of prosecutors independent of the White House. But former independent counsel Lawrence E.
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