A restaurant owner accused of making illegal contributions to President Clinton's campaign told an aide to destroy documents related to his fund raising, according to an FBI affidavit.

The affidavit by FBI agent Daniel J. Wehr asked a federal magistrate for a warrant to search Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie's home last October.The magistrate unsealed the affidavit last week at the request of U.S. attorneys, who needed to give the document to lawyers defending Trie against a federal indictment.

Trie, a longtime friend of Clinton's and a former restaurateur, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he gave and arranged illegal political contributions to the Democratic National Committee.