Lobbyists: Leave It to Deaver

Leave It to Deaver

For a man credited with brilliantly managing Ronald Reagan's public image, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Michael K. Deaver is running into flak with his own. Now a Washington lobbyist, Deaver is under investigation for trading on Government contacts built up as an Administration insider. Last week he got a boost from the President, who swore that Deaver "never put the arm on me."

Next day the Wall Street Journal disclosed that in March Deaver sounded out Fred Fielding, the departing White House counsel, about a job with Deaver's firm. At the time, Fielding's office happened to be conducting...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!