Bill's Dave Problem

Once a Friend of Bill, always a Friend of Bill. Just ask David Watkins, a lifelong pal of President Clinton's from Hope, Ark. A senior campaign finance official in the 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign, Watkins lost his high-ranking White House job last year for using a Presidential helicopter to get him to a golf outing. But that hasn't stopped Clinton's campaign committee from continuing to pay Watkins monthly installments that totaled at least $30,000 during the past year.

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