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Danforth To Head Waco Inquiry

September 8, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Attorney General Janet Reno has selected former Republican Sen. John Danforth to head an independent review of the 1993 government standoff with the Branch Davidians and will announce the appointment Thursday, govermment officials said Wednesday.

Reno’s move came as the top Republican in the Senate said he now has doubts about who started the fire that ended the fatal siege in Waco, Texas, and believes it is time for the attorney general to step down.

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