Exchange With Reporters Concerning Assistant to the President Richard V. Allen

November 13, 1981

Q. Mr. President, what about Allen taking all that money?

The President. One question, one answer.

Q. What about Allen?

The President. One answer.

Q. Okay.

The President. As far as I know, there is no evidence of any wrongdoing.

Q. You're satisfied completely? You're completely satisfied?

The President. I said, on the basis of all that I know.

Q. Does he stay at work, sir? He stays in the job?

The President. On the basis of what I know, yes.

Q. Thank you very much.

Q. What about Stockman?

The President. One question; three parts.

Q. What's wrong?

Note: The exchange began at 3:42 p.m. on the South Lawn of the White House as the President was departing for Texas.