End of The Affair?

Signals conflict on whether Walsh will call a halt to his Iran-contra probe

IS THE IRAN-CONTRA investigation finally drawing to a close? Midweek, a source close to independent counsel Lawrence Walsh leaked word that the Oklahoma lawyer intends to halt the probe and deliver a final report to Congress. A day later, however, Walsh spokesman Mary Belcher denied the report. "Where we are is exactly as Judge Walsh described on Dec. 24," she said. "We are continuing to obtain and review the Bush notes. No decisions have been made one way or the other regarding further action because we aren't done yet."

On Christmas Eve, Walsh charged Bush with "misconduct." Specifically, Walsh demanded to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

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!