Reagan's Left-Hand man

Richard Darman joins the inner circle

Half an hour before Ronald Reagan was scheduled to discuss the nation's money supply with Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, the President's top aides came into the Oval Office to give a last-minute briefing. While Treasury Secretary Donald Regan and White House Chief of Staff James Baker watched approvingly, Richard Darman went over a typed page containing concise answers to six questions that he expected Volcker to pose. Reagan paid close attention to Darman's script.

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