DEAVER, MICHAEL INVESTIGATION

 

Scope Note

 

Michael K. Deaver was a long-time associate and personal friend to President Ronald Reagan and close confidente of First Lady Nancy Reagan. He first worked with the Reagans as a Republican Party official in California in the 1960s. He worked for then Governor Reagan in both gubernatorial administrations. He helped run the unsuccessful 1976 Reagan presidential bid, and the successful 1980 campaign.  Once Reagan took office, Deaver was given the post of Deputy Chief of Staff, a position created for him, and he served in this position from 1981-March 1985.

 

After leaving the White House in 1985, Deaver formed a lobbying and public relations firm, Michael K. Deaver and Associates. Quick success followed with clients such as the governments of Canada (particularly acid rain issues), South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.  His clients also included TWA, Phillip Morris, and Smith, Barney, Harris & Upham Co. Deaver continued to have wide access to the White House. He retained his White House pass, his access to the White House tennis courts and continued to receive the President’s confidential daily schedule.

 

The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 states that a former government employee is forbidden from lobbying any Administration colleagues for a full two years after he or she has left their government post. Deaver was immediately suspected of violating this Act. A high-profile Time magazine cover story on his influence peddling in 1986 only made speculation worse. Congress began investigations and heard testimony from Deaver. Deaver readily agreed with Congressman John Dingell’s (D-Mich.) call for an independent counsel investigation. The Independent Counsel Act was invoked in May 1986, and Whitney North Seymour was appointed to investigate. Deaver cooperated throughout the investigation and willingly gave testimony to Congress and a grand jury.

 

In March of 1987, Deaver was indicted on five counts of perjury, for lying in Congressional and grand jury testimony. The indictment focused on his testimony regarding his representation of Canada (acid rain issues), South Korea, TWA, Smith Barney and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. A seven week trial followed some time after the indictment. Deaver and his attorneys were so confident in his stated innocence and the weakness of the government’s case no witnesses were called for the defense. In December 1987, after a 27 hour deliberation, the jury convicted Deaver on three counts of perjury.  He was sentenced to 3 years in prison, a $100,000 fine and 1500 hours of community service.  Deaver’s prison sentence was converted to three years probation.

 

President Reagan noted in his personal diary that he considered pardoning Deaver at the very end of his Administration, but Deaver did not want the pardon.

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILES

 

FE010-01       casefile 433103

 

FG006-01      casefiles 120195, 416278, 447265

 

JL                casefile 412557

 

JL003           casefile 444736

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Cooksey, Sherrie: Files

          OA 11722

          SMC/Deaver Book Contract

          SMC/Deaver Correspondence

 

Box 11737

          [Investigations]: Deaver

          [Investigations: Deaver]

 

Counsel to the President, Office of the: Investigations: Records

Series V: Michael K. Deaver Investigation

          Box 29

          Material from Treasury – Section 936 (Taxes/Puerto Rico) (1)-(3)

 

          Box 30

          NSC Materials Regarding Canada (1)-(4)

          [Canada-Deaver Investigation] (1)-(6)

          [Canada-Deaver Investigation] Visit of Prime Minister Trudeau, 07/10/1981 (1)-(3)

          OMB Documents – Canada/Acid Rain

          Pearson/Danzansky Materials Regarding Section 936

          Materials from William Henkel

          USTR Materials Regarding Japan

          10/24/1986 Document Submission to Independent Counsel (1)-(5)

 

          Box 31

          M. K. Deaver: Document Response of 02/02/1987 (1)(2)

          M. K. Deaver: Presidential Contacts with Michael K. Deaver (1)-(4)

          M.K. Deaver:  Schedules of Michael K. Deaver (1)-(3)

          M.K. Deaver Schedules - POTUS

          M. K. Deaver: Document Submission to Independent Counsel - 03/09/1987 (1)-(3)

          M.K. Deaver - 09/18/1985 Letter to President Chun Doo Hwan – Korean Insurance

                   Market Reference (1)(2)

          [Documents re: Deaver Involvement with White House Decisions on Trade Issues]

                   (1)-(5)

 

          Box 32

          [Documents re: Deaver Involvement with White House Decisions on Trade Issues]

                    (6)-(14)

          [Deaver’s Involvement with Acid Rain Policy] (1)(2)

          Declassification/Air Force One Replacement

          M. K. Deaver: Incoming Documents from Defense Counsel for Declassification in the

                    Event Defense Used in Trial (1)-(6)

          M.K. Deaver NSC Documents - Chun Visit (1)-(3)

         

          Box 33

          ORM [Office of Records Management] Search Regarding South Korea

          NSC Trial Subpoena – Cables

          M.K. Deaver: Document Submission to Independent Counsel – 09/21/1987

          M.K. Deaver: 09/30/1987 - Potential Defense Exhibits Provided to Independent Counsel,

                    Randy Turk, State Department (1)-(7)

          M.K. Deaver: 10/14/1987 Document Submission to Randy Turk

          M.K. Deaver: 10/16/1987 Document Request/Response to Independent Counsel

          M.K. Deaver: 10/23/1987 Document Submission to Independent Counsel

          M.K. Deaver: 11/09/1987 Document Submission to Independent Counsel

          Defendant’s Exhibits (1)-(3)

          NSC Declassification for Litigation (1)(2)

          [Deaver Trial – President as Possible Witness – Jay Stephens/Culvahouse Telecon

                   with J. Herbert Miller]

 

Cox, C. Christopher: Files

          CFOA 1288

          Deaver [Investigation (Front of Folder)]

          Deaver [Investigation] I

          Deaver [Investigation:] U.S. v. Deaver-Cr. no. 87-96 Response to Subpoenas

          Deaver [Investigations] II (1)-(7)

          Deaver [Investigation:] News Articles

          Deaver [Investigation:] Miscellaneous

          Deaver [Investigation:] Action Items [empty folder]

          Deaver [Investigation:] CCC Notes

          Deaver [Investigation:] JGR Notes [John G. Roberts]

          Deaver [Investigation:] Drafts

          Deaver [Investigation:] Lewis Appointment Documents

Deaver [Investigation:] Counsel’s Report to GAO 04/15/1986 [General Accounting Office]

Deaver [Investigation:] Press Accounts of Deaver and Associates’ relationship with USTR (1)(2)

[Office of the US Trade Representative]

Deaver [Investigation:] Internal Memoranda (1)-(5)

Deaver [Investigation:] Correspondence and External Memoranda (1)(2)

Deaver [Investigation:] Deaver-Independent Counsel Requests (1)-(3)

 

Garrett, H. Lawrence: Files

          OA 12254

          HLG/Meese/Deaver Loans (1)-(4)

 

Hauser, Richard A.: Files

          OA 9024

          Deaver Interview (1)(2)

 

Intrater, Arnold: Files

          Box 2

          Deaver Issues (1)-(3)

          [Deaver Issues:] Turk, Randy (Deaver Case)

 

Koch, Kathleen D.: Files

OA 18941

Deaver and Other Book Contract Issues

 

Rusthoven, Peter J.: Files

          OA 11410

          PJR/Deaver Diet Book - Correspondence

 

Stephens, Jay: Files

          OA 15657

          M. K. Deaver - Air Force One

          M. K. Deaver - Ambassadorships

          M. K. Deaver - Boeing / B-1

          M. K. Deaver - Canzeri

          M. K. Deaver - Classified Material Used in Grand Jury Proceeding

          M. K. Deaver - Clients Access To President

          M. K. Deaver - Correspondence

          M. K. Deaver - Copy of M.K. Deaver Contract and Correspondence (1)-(3)

          M. K. Deaver - Deaver Book Contract / Ethics

          M. K. Deaver - Book Contract News Articles

          M. K. Deaver - Book Contract Loan Article (Post 07/23/1983)

          M. K. Deaver – Request to Use Photographs in Book

          M. K. Deaver – Michael K. Deaver Statement

          M. K. Deaver - Dingell Subcommittee Recommendation

          M. K. Deaver - Economic Summit

          M. K. Deaver - F.B.I. Receipt [of requested documents]

          M. K. Deaver – Copies of F.B.I. Exhibits (FBI Receipts) (1)-(5)

          M. K. Deaver - Financial Reports

          M. K. Deaver - Document Request Regarding Craig Fuller / Section 936 / Puerto

                   Rico

          M. K. Deaver - GAO / OGE (General Accounting Office / Office of Government

                   Ethics) (1)-(4)

          M. K. Deaver - GAO Statement (James Hinchman) 05/12/1986

          M. K. Deaver - Grand Jury Indictment

          M. K. Deaver - Grand Jury Verdict

          M. K. Deaver – Henkel Statement

          M. K. Deaver - Independent Counsel, Appointment of

          Constitutionality of Independent Counsel Act (1)(2)

          M. K. Deaver - India

          M. K. Deaver - Interview Notes / JBS

          M. K. Deaver - Ty Cobb Interview Notes

          M. K. Deaver - Steve Danzansky Interview Notes

          M. K. Deaver - Bill Henkel Interview Notes

          M. K. Deaver - Interview Notes - Gerald May

          M. K. Deaver - Bob Pearson Interview Notes

          M. K. Deaver - Donald T. Regan Interview Notes

          M. K. Deaver - Interview Notes - Dennis Thomas

          M. K. Deaver - Korea

          M. K. Deaver - White House Military Offices

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles 1984

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles 1985

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - April 1986

          M. K.  Deaver - News Articles - May 1986

          M. K.  Deaver - News Articles - June 1986

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - July 1986

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - August 1986

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - September 1986

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles – October 1986

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - November 1986

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - December 1986

         

          OA 15658

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - January 1987

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - February 1987

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - March 1987

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - April 1987

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - May 1987

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - June 1987

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - July 1987

          M. K. Deaver - News Clippings - August 1987

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - October 1987

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - November 1987

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - December 1987

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - January 1988

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - February 1988

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - March 1988

          M. K. Deaver - News Articles - July 1988

          M. K. Deaver - Questions For Press Conference, 03/19/1987

          M. K. Deaver – Subcommittee On Oversight and Investigations - Counsel's Office

                   Material Sent to...

          M. K. Deaver – P. J. Wallison Letter to New York Times Editor

          M. K. Deaver - Regan / Dawson Files

          M. K. Deaver - Request For Documents (1)-(3)

          M. K. Deaver - Request For Independent Counsel

          M. K. Deaver - Staff Contacts - Advance Office Response – Trip of the President to

                   Grenada (02/20/1986) (1)-(4)

          M. K. Deaver - Staff Contacts - Advance Office Response – Trip of the President to

                   Quebec City, Canada 03/17/1986-03/18/1986 I (1)(2)

          M. K. Deaver - Staff Contacts - Advance Office Response – Trip of the President to

                   Quebec City, Canada 03/17/1986-03/18/1986 II (1)-(3)

          M. K. Deaver - Staff Contacts - Advance Office Response – Trip of the President to

                   Palmdale, CA, Rockwell International B-1 Bomber Program 10/22/1984

         

          OA 15659

          M. K. Deaver - Staff Contacts (1)-(7)

          M. K. Deaver - Presidential Contact (Telephone Logs, Briefing Papers, Gate Lists)

          M. K. Deaver - Document Request / Submission for Trial (1)-(6)

          M. K. Deaver - Classified Procedures for Trial

          M. K. Deaver – Trial - Document Declassification Review

          M. K. Deaver - Bill Of Particulars

          M. K. Deaver - Pre-Sentence Report

          M. K. Deaver - Subpoenas

          M. K. Deaver - Trial Witnesses

          M. K. Deaver - JBS Trial Preparation Notes

          M. K. Deaver - JBS Trial Notes

          M. K. Deaver - Trial Defense

          M. K. Deaver - Classified Information / Trial

          M. K. Deaver – Verdict

          M. K. Deaver - Sentencing

          M. K. Deaver - State of the Union (01/28/1986)

          M. K. Deaver - Trucking Deregulation

          M.K. Deaver - Ueberroth Letter

          M. K. Deaver - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

          M. K. Deaver - Request for Documents (Response to 08/21/1986 Shechtman Letter) I

                   (1)-(8)

         

          OA 15660

          M. K. Deaver - Request for Documents (Response to 08/21/1986 Shechtman Letter)

                   II (1)-(8)

          M. K. Deaver - Request for Documents (Response to 08/21/1986 Shechtman Letter)

                   III (1)-(10)

          M. K. Deaver - Request for Documents (Response to 07/24/1986 and 10/09/1986

                   Letters) I (1)-(5)

          M. K. Deaver - Request for Documents (Response to 07/24/1986 and 10/09/1986

                   Letters) II (1)-(3)

          M. K. Deaver – 10/15/1986  Document Submission - Donald Clarey Appointment

                   Book /Telephone Messages

          M. K. Deaver - Request for Documents - Ryan Calendars Provided to Independent

                   Counsel 11/21/1986

          M.K. Deaver – Contact with Drew Lewis

          M. K. Deaver - Document Submission of 12/15/1986

          M. K. Deaver - 12/15/1986 - Korea

          M. K. Deaver - 12/15/1986 – B1

          M. K. Deaver - 12/15/1986 - AWACS

          M. K. Deaver - Document Submission of 12/11/1986  Index

          M. K. Deaver - Document Submission of 12/11/1986 (1)-(20)

          M. K. Deaver - Document Submission of 06/18/1987

 

Svahn, John A. (Jack): Files

          OA 12760

          [Deaver Investigation: Office of Records Management Material]

[Deaver Investigation: C-TRACK Printouts-Acid Rain, Subcode HE007-01 (Air Pollution)]

[Deaver Investigation: Schedules-Acid Rain]

[Deaver Investigation: Schedules 1986]

[Deaver Investigation: Schedules May-December 1984] (1)-(3)

[Deaver Investigation: Schedules 1985] (1)-(4)

[Deaver Investigation: C-TRACK Printouy-Danny Boggs Files (Partial)]

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs 07/23/1985-07/26/1985]

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs April 1985]

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs May 1985]

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs/Block Schedule 06/01/1985-06/28/1985]

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs 06/28/1985-08/31/1985]

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs September-October 1985]

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs January-February 1984]

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs March-April 1984]

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs May–June 1984] (1)(2)

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs July 1984]

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs August-September 1984]

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs October-November 1984]

[Deaver Investigation: Phone Logs December 1984]

 

Updated: 12/15/2000                                                                                                           Most recent opening: 10/20/00

 

Case#                      Researcher                            Topic                                                       Pages                      Restricted

F99-104                   Fish                                         Michael Deaver Investigation               4400                        454

F99-097/1               Yalof                                        Deaver Investigation                             4000                        174

F99-104/2               Fish                                         Deaver Investigation                             3524                        694

F99-104/3               Fish                                         Deaver Investigation                             695                          231

F99-097/3               Yalof                                        Deaver Investigation                             2331                        173

F99-097/5               Yalof                                        Deaver Investigation                             1792                        339