Just what did Theodore B. Olson know about the Arkansas
Project, and when did he know it? Those simple questions have complicated the
confirmation of the Bush administration’s choice for Solicitor General, whose
shifting, carefully parsed answers have raised real doubt about his candor.
Three months ago, President George W. Bush selected the
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“And now the investigation itself is under investigation.”
–Bill Clinton on national television, Aug. 17
That almost unnoticed throwaway line from the President’s grudging confessional refers to an almost unreported proceeding now underway in the Federal courthouse at Fort Smith, Ark. There are no television crews camped out in Fort Smith because Monica Lewinsky Read More
Certainly Kenneth Starr will stand out in the history of independent counsels, festooned with such novelties as his landmark subpoena to a bookstore, his probe of White House press contacts and his rejection by a unanimous Supreme Court when he pleaded for an immediate review of executive privilege. Just the other day, almost unnoticed by Read More
These are difficult times at The American Spectator , rough-riding journal of the rabid right. The conservative monthly and its parent foundation are anticipating the scrutiny of Federal authorities because of their role in the so-called “Arkansas Project”–the four-year, $2.4 million effort to undermine President Bill Clinton funded by Pittsburgh heir Richard Mellon Scaife. Allegations Read More
Caryn Mann has discovered what happens to a woman who says things the press and the pundits don’t want to hear. If you have heard of Ms. Mann, you probably know she has accused her former boyfriend, Parker Dozhier, of giving cash payments and other benefits to David Hale, the chief Whitewater witness against the Read More
The Justice Department is scrutinizing the so-called “Arkansas Project,” conservative billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife’s $1.7 million effort to discredit President Bill Clinton. According to recent reports in the Associated Press and the on-line magazine Salon , F.B.I. agents in Arkansas are investigating allegations that an employee of the Arkansas Project made secret payments to David Read More
President Bill Clinton’s most implacable and wealthiest critic, Pittsburgh billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, has funneled as much as $600,000 a year from his tax-exempt foundations to the American Spectator for a secretive operation known as the “Arkansas Project” over the past four years, according to sources at the conservative magazine.
Theodore Olson, a prominent Washington Read More
In their ritual review of the Zeitgeist at year’s end, many journalists fretted that Americans seem almost wholly uninterested in political news. Readers are bored with public affairs, unless they are the affairs of public figures. Such ennui casts doubt upon the role of a free press in a democratic society, and ought to raise Read More