More Trouble for Meese

Was the Attorney General asked to condone a bribe?

On its face, the idea was ludicrous. Why would anyone send the Attorney General of the U.S. a memo suggesting, in effect, that a crime should be committed? Yet reports surfaced last week that such a note had been sent to Edwin Meese in 1985, shortly after he became the nation's top law enforcement officer. The suggestion allegedly came from E. Robert Wallach, a Meese friend and his former personal attorney. The purported proposal: that a bribe be paid to an Israeli official, perhaps Prime Minister Shimon Peres or his Labor Party, to ensure that Israel would not sabotage a proposed...

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