In late March, a score of witnesses are subpoenaed for a grand jury probe of Ron Brown, who hires a $750/hour criminal attorney. Among the issues: an Oklahoma gas company’s alleged funneling of over a half million dollars to Brown in order to get him to fix a lawsuit pending against the firm.
Janet Reno names Daniel Pearson to head the Brown probe. She says he can investigate anything. Brown reportedly urges Clinton to get Reno off his back, but evidence of Brown’s crookedness has reached Capitol Hill and the Attorney General apparently feels there is no turning back. It will be later alleged by some close to Brown that the Commerce Secretary has told the president that if he is going down, he is not going down alone.