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White House Sniffs at Gingrich Outrage

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Six months ahead of the elections--and with plenty of business to finish in the interim--President Clinton’s spokesman suggested the White House could not work with House Speaker Newt Gingrich until “he comes back to his senses.” Gingrich said the nation is in the midst of a “fairly large and growing scandal.” He suggested that funding for the International Monetary Fund would hinge on administration cooperation with a House investigation of Clinton’s 1996 fund-raising. Clinton aides and Democratic Party officials seemed to welcome Gingrich’s public refrain, counting on what they called its partisan edge to turn off voters before November’s elections.


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