SENATOR FRED THOMPSON'S campaign-finance probe finally struck media pay dirt with last week's blockbuster testimony about the selling of White House access and influence to fugitive oil financier Roger Tamraz. Sheila Heslin, then-director of the National Security Council's Central Asia desk, testified that for months she fought to keep Tamraz from getting an "official" meeting with Bill Clinton to pitch his Caspian oil project. In return, she was subjected to an obscene barrage of pressure from the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the CIA, and political appointees at the Department of Energy. With tears in her eyes, Heslin testified how senior Energy aide Jack Carter berated her for her opposition to the meeting, saying, "Mack McClarty wants it, and the... More >>>