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Reno rejects finance independent counsel
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General wrote. She based that on the f
Janet Reno declined yesterday to order an inde- and Gore were advised by lei
pendent counsel investigation of President the advertising campaign cot
Clinton over 1996 campaign financing. She law.
concluded there is "clear and convincing evi- "As we have said all alon
dence" that he and Vice President Al Gore and the Clinton-Gore camp
rked criminal intent to violate federal spend- with the spirit and the letter
g limits. Amy Weiss, deputy White Ho
Following a 90-day preliminary investiga- tary. "We are gratified by this
tion, Reno advised a special court that "there Reno noted that, in additi
are no reasonable grounds to believe that fur- advice, party lawyers screened
ther investigation is warranted" into the it was broadcast to ensure it m
involvement of Clinton and Gore in ments. Under established I:
Democratic Party-financed issue advertise- reliance on the advice of couns
ments run during the 1996 election. inal intent, she said.
"I find by clear and convincing evidence a Further, Reno said, establis
lack of knowing and willful criminal intent policy requires the departmen
required for criminal prosecution," Reno bipartisan Federal Election C
hte House shl ts
defe nse strategy
STAR" Rep. Bob Livingston (R-La.), who is in
line to become speaker in January, that
itnued from Page 1 Livingston could take the gavel. Should
The GOP holds a 228-207 majority Livingston decline, Gingrich would
in the expiring Congress. Only three appoint another lawmaker for the dura-
Democrats are believed ready to sup- tion of the proceedings.
port impeachment, meaning that At the White House, spokesperson
moderate Republicans hold the bal- Joe Lockhart signaled the shift in
ance of power in determining whether defense strategy. Asked about the pres-
Clinton's case goes to trial in the ident's attitude, and the White House's
Senate. previous defense tactics, he said, "I can
In a fresh sign of the political inten- assure you that the contrition is real and
sity of the issue, officials said that out- is there" from Clinton.
sing Speaker Newt Gingrich would He said he didn't expect the White
line to preside over the House if House to focus on criticism of Starr, as
impeachment comes to the floor. They was the case when the independent
noted his absence from the presiding counsel testified before Congress.
officer's chair would minimize The White House, he said, will make
chances that the vote could be inter- a case that "both under the facts and the
preted as a clash between Clinton and law and on constitutional standards
Gingrich.' argues that the president shouldn't be
'Instead, Gingrich has sent word to impeached."
fact that Clinton
gal counsel that
mplied with the
g, the president
of the law," said
use press secre-
ion to the legal
every ad before
et legal require-
aw, good faith
el negates crim-
t to defer to the
the interpretation of ambiguous election laws.
Reno noted that in a hearing last week on the
party-financed issue ads th t both Democrats
and Republicans ran in 1996, FEC commis-
sioners expressed the view that the legal stan-
dard at the time was "fuzzy" and "hardly
At this time, Reno made no finding on
whether the issue advertisements complied
with election laws. The FEC is still consider-
ing, at meetings later this week, whether the
ads amounted to a civil violation of election
Reno's inquiry was triggered by draft ver-
sions of FEC staff audits that concluded both
Clinton and his 1996 Republican opponent,
Bob Dole, committed civil violations of feder-
al spending limits.
The'audits recommended Clinton repay the
government $7 million and Dole repay $17.7
The FEC auditors argued that the issue ads,
which both Clinton and Dole personally helped
coordinate, went too far and amounted to advo-
cating the candidate's election. If so, the adver-
tising costs should have fallen under spending
limits Clinton and Dole agreed to when they
accepted public campaign funds, the auditors
At an FEC meetings last Thursday, four of
the six FEC commissioners, including two
Democrats and two Republicans, challenged
the legal basis for the auditors recommenda-
"Today's determination only ends our probe
into whether issue ads paid for by the
A day to remember
Veterans from the U.S. and Canada take part In a gun salute yesterday on a
retired navy vessel In New York In honor of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Continued from Page 1
of Student Conduct Resolution assis-
tant resolution coordinator Gwen
A student's first questionable
action will not be sanctioned under
the Code, but "if they have a second
violation with alcohol, they will be
charged under Section F," Hulswit
Section F of the Code cites the
behaviors that contradict the values for
the University community to be: "ille-
gally possessing, using, distributing,
manufacturing or selling alcohol or
But with the correct documentation
saying the student has successfully
fought the ticket in court, the letter can
be appealed and removed from the stu-
dent's record, Hulswit said.
The removal of the letter will
make the student's next violation the
first violation on record with the
Without the removal of the letter,
"additional or subsequent allegations
will be charged under the Code,"
Second violation consequences may
include meeting with a resolutions
Sean McCabe, OSCR director, said
OSCR sends these letters to all students
who receive alcohol and drug viola-
The letters are signed by McCabe.
In 1997, one student challenged the
letter but was unable to provide the
appropriate documentation to appeal
In 1996, out of three students who
appealed, only one could provide the
documents and the letter was dropped.
McCabe said the University does
not send letters to parents.
Changes in the Higher Education
Act could allow universities to notify
parents of any student who is involved
in drug- or alcohol-related incidents.
The changes are being reviewed by the
General Council's Office.
AAPD furnishes the Department of
Public Safety with the names of stu-
dents with alcohol violations, and DPS
relays these names to the University.
"If we know it is a University stu-
dent, we make a copy of the complaint
and send it to DPS," said AAPD Sgt.
Michael Logghe, who handles public
Logghe said an officer usually asks
if the person receiving a violation is a
student, sometimes to clear home and
school address discrepancies, and
cratic National Committee violated fed-
riminal statutes," Reno said. "It does not
ar vigorous investigation into allegations
;gal activity surrounding the 1996 elec-
:no's 120-person campaign finance task
has charged 14 people over the past two
including prominent Democratic donors,
epublicans in Congress have demanded
he turn the case over to an independent
elGOP lawmakers remained dissatisfied
net Reno is failing in her responsibility
vestigate the biggest scandal in
ngton, the ongoing bipartisan sale of
nee in return for unlimited campaign
butions," said Rep. Chris Shays (R-
writes it on the ticket.
The AAPD copies and sends the
duplicates of the tickets to DPS.
Logghe said he is not involved with that
part of the department.
Cory, an LSA first-year student who
did not want her last name used, said
she received a letter from the University
about a month and a half after she
received her MIP
"It wasn't anything really important
because I'd already been to court," Cory
She said she did not think the
University should be concerned with
her ticket, especially since it did not
come from DPS. But she said the threat
of expulsion shook her up.
A letter informing students about
the Code, signed by Vice President for
Student Affairs Maureen Hartford, went
out to all University students this past
Hartford said the letters received by
students with ticketed violations and
those received by all students do not
have the same implications.
"There is a letter of warning that
goes out to students who receive a vio-
lation if it is their first violation,"
Both letters are required to be seni
by the Drug Free Schools and
Campuses Act, which also requires a
similar letter to be sent to faculty and
LSA senior David Lanxner and his
housemates received the generic letter
from Hartford, but mistook it for a
The weekend of Nov. 14, Lanxner
and his housemates had a party where
undercover high-school students were:
served alcohol. Lanxner said the server
was not a resident of the house.
"We didn't get a ticket. The police
took our names and we're supposed to
go to court," Lanxner said, "The offi-
cer said we are in violation of the host
The Host Law states the residents of
a house are considered responsible if
minors are knowingly served alcohol
on their premises.
Lanxner said Hartford's letter,
which he coincidentally received
about one week after the incident,
included a description of the appeals
process and procedures for the Code
as well as what constitutes drug and,
The letter said one potential conse-
quence is expulsion.
"That caught my attention,"
Lanxner said, "I don't think we did any-
thing that warrants us being kicked
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