Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 17:58:31 -0700 From: •••@••.••• (Robert Parry ) Subject: Bill Clinton's Secret Dealings with Iran The new issue of The Consortium is on the Web. The lead story describes Bill Clinton's secret communications to Iran -- contacts that began in the days after the 1992 election when Clinton's foreign policy team was trying to figure out what the Reagan-Bush administrations had done with the radical mullahs. While the revelations of the Clinton contacts could embarrass the President, Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich might find that the information is a two-edged sword. The second story -- "Maxwell Mystery: Publisher or Spy?" -- looks at the death of publisher Robert Maxwell and what secrets it holds about recent American history. The editorial explores the odd expense of Whitewater special prosecutor Kenneth Starr spending $3,200 a week of taxpayers money to get ethics advice, or perhaps more accurately, to pay to have the news media assured that whatever he's doing is OK. The Consortium is located at http://www.delve.com/consort.html Also for sale for $14.95 is Robert Parry's new book, "The October Surprise X-Files: The Hidden Origins of the Reagan-Bush Era." The book reprints secret and top-secret U.S. government documents never before released. It's available by calling 1-800-738-1812 and charging it to Visa/Mastercard.