An order on the Waco inquiry signed by Attorney General Janet Reno gives John Danforth authority to investigate whether any government employee or agent:

_''Made false or misleading statements, allowed others to make false or misleading statements, or withheld evidence or information.''

_''Destroyed, altered or suppressed evidence or information.''

_''Used any incendiary or pyrotechnic device.''

_''Started or contributed to the spread of the fire.''

_''Engaged in gunfire.''

Also, whether:

_''There was any illegal use of the armed forces of the United States in connection with the events leading up to the deaths.''

In conclusion, ``If the special counsel believes it is necessary and appropriate, the special counsel is authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from this investigation.''