FBI Files Fiasco
Who's Who In FBI Files Fiasco
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- Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.): Ranking member on the
Senate Judiciary Committee, Biden pursued possible bungling by the
Secret Service, which may have provided the outdated list Marceca and
Wetzl worked from.
- Rep. William Clinger (R-Penn.): Chairman of the
House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, he wondered why the
White House would have entrusted such a sensitive security post to
- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah): Chairman of the Senate
Judiciary Committee, Hatch said Marceca's refusal to testify before his
committee, two days after appearing before House members, signified the
investigation was getting somewhere.
- Former associate White House counsel William
Kennedy: Livingstone's supervisor, Kennedy offered a contrite
apology to those people whose files had wrongfully been obtained. He had
trouble remembering who hired Livingstone, but eventually shouldered the
- Former White House personnel office head Craig
Livingstone: Before resigning June 26, he headed the office
responsible for requesting
over 700 FBI background files, mainly of Republicans, who no longer
worked at the White House.
- Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.): This California
perhaps the strongest rebuke to Livingstone of any committee member --
Republicans and Democrats alike -- telling Livingstone that a Navy
admiral with a far more distinguished record had committed suicide for
disgracing his office. Lantos later apologized for the remark.
- Army civilian aide Anthony Marceca Marceca
the files from the FBI, and claimed afterwards he didn't know the list
was out of date.
- Former White House counsel Bernard Nussbaum: He had
jurisdiction over the
Appearing before House investigators, Nussbaum delivered a
apology as well as a rebuke to Clinger for suggesting he had acted in
bad faith and perhaps broken the law.
- Clinton aide Lisa Wetzl: No longer at the White
House, Wetzl was Marceca's successor and said she recognized former Bush
press secretary Marlin Fitzwater as a name that probably shouldn't have
been on the list.
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