Much Ado About Deaver

Reagan's friend is caught in a storm over influence peddling

Pity, if you can, Michael Deaver. Last week he surrendered the White House pass that Ronald Reagan had allowed him to keep when he left the Administration a year ago. He has stopped receiving the President's daily- appointments schedule. For fear of embarrassing the First Family, he says, he no longer feels free to use the White House tennis court. Deaver has also had to break off negotiations for an $18 million sale of his consulting firm to a British public relations conglomerate, Saatchi & Saatchi. And if that were not enough bad news, the General Accounting Office reported last week...

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