WASHINGTON -- Tired of waiting, Rep. Jim Leach on Wednesday filed suit against the Resolution Trust Corp. seeking release of documents pertaining to the Arkansas thrift that lent money to a real estate venture partially owned by then-Gov. Bill Clinton.

Rep. Leach, an Iowa Republican, was sharply critical of the RTC for not releasing documents on Whitewater Development Corp. voluntarily. As ranking Republican on the House Banking Committee, Rep. Leach said he was obligated to act because the Democrats who control Congress had not.

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