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The Independent Counsel and the White House

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A US Justice Department official announced yesterday that Attorney GeneralJanet Reno will not seek an independent counsel to investigate campaignfund-raising calls made by President Clinton and Vice President Gore. Themove has sparked howls of protest from Republicans who charge that Reno iscovering up for her Democratic colleagues.

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  • Don Simon, the executive vice president and general counsel of CommonCause, a nonprofit, nonpartisan lobbying organization promoting open andaccountable government.

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