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House Panel Says Two Democratic Fund-Raisers Have Agreed To Testify About Alleged

October 8, 1997

House Panel Says Two Democratic Fund-Raisers Have Agreed To Testify About Alleged Questionable Donations Made to President ClintonBy PETE YOST

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Two Democratic fund-raisers have agreed to testify in exchange for immunity that Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign in 1992 and the Democratic Party engaged in an array of questionable activities, a House committee disclosed today.

Gene and Nora Lum will testify about a $50,000 donation to the Clinton campaign in 1992, financial help offered by the Riady family of Indonesia and the Lums’ work with DNC personnel, according to a seven-page outline of their proposed testimony released at the start of House hearings into fund-raising abuses.

``The Lums’ proffer and the investigative work that has been done by the committee staff indicates that the solicitation and utilization of foreign money and conduit payments did not begin after the Republicans won control of the Congress in 1994,″ said Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind.

``Rather, it appears that the seeds of today’s scandals may have been planted as early as 1991,″ said Burton, chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee.

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