Washington: Meese's Ten Secret Words

Meese's Ten Secret Words

As Attorney General Edwin Meese told it last week, just "ten words" are the source of the "cascade of misinformation, false headlines, half-truths, innuendo and misunderstanding" about whether he ignored an associate's proposal to bribe Israeli officials. The words, he said, are part of a long document sent to him in 1985 by his former California attorney, E. Robert Wallach, concerning a proposed Iraqi oil pipeline. In a statement to the press, Meese declared that he cannot recall having read the words at the time. But they do not, he said, mention any "bribes or payoffs" to guarantee that Israel would...

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