A Question of Ethics

The Meese investigation puts the Reagan Administration under a cloud

The turnabout was startling. A mere four weeks ago, Presidential Counsellor Edwin Meese, self-assured and articulate, fended off hostile questions from Democratic Senators at his confirmation hearings and emerged confident that he would quickly become Attorney General of the U.S. But last week a Justice Department investigation into his tangled finances was under way, the press was nipping at his heels, and Meese, first bewildered and then combative, was asking that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate "the misrepresentations and baseless charges"...

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