Lefever Fever

June 1981
National Review;6/12/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 11, p648
The article comments on the Washington Post's account of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on the nomination of Ernest Lefever as assistant secretary for human rights. Washington Post's story described Lefever's appearance and behavior during the hearings. Post journalist Scott Armstrong has created a damaging image of Lefever concerning his relations with the Nestlé Corp. Armstrong discussed Lefever of perjury in his testimony to the Senate. Armstrong also implied impropriety in the relations between Lefever's Ethics and Public Policy Center and the corporation. Armstrong then was charged by Henry Ciocca, a lawyer and source of his information, with distorting the interview that the story appeared to be fictitious on its key points.


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