Statement on the Investigation of Attorney General Edwin Meese III

May 11, 1987

I commend the Attorney General's decision today in calling for an independent counsel to review this matter. It would be inappropriate to comment upon an investigation. Ed Meese has been a longtime associate and adviser who has acted in the public interest. I have always known him to be a man of honesty and integrity.

Note: Attorney General Meese asked James McKay, an independent counsel, to investigate his involvement in the awarding of government defense contracts to the Wedtech Corp.