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Deaver Submits Memos to Back His Testimony

September 03, 1986|From a Times Staff Writer

WASHINGTON — Attorneys for lobbyist Michael K. Deaver have submitted corporate memos to a federal investigator to support their contention that Deaver testified truthfully about his meeting last February with James C. Miller III, President Reagan's budget director.

A House subcommittee, in a report last month, charged that Deaver had lied when he told the panel under oath last May that he had discussed plans for this key meeting with officials of Rockwell International Corp., one of his clients.

The report by the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations said that Rockwell officials had contended that they knew nothing about the meeting, at which Deaver sought to enlist Miller's support for production of the B-1 bomber manufactured by Rockwell.

Knew About Meeting

But the subcommittee, which is headed by Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), subsequently said that it had learned belatedly from Rockwell officials that they knew about the meeting in advance. Left standing were two other perjury allegations against Deaver involving other testimony.

Randall J. Turk, an attorney for Deaver, said the materials he has submitted to Whitney North Seymour Jr., the court-appointed special counsel investigating the case, include notes taken by a Deaver associate reflecting that Rockwell officials met with Deaver on three occasions before Feb. 27, when the former Reagan aide met with Miller at the White House.

Deaver has denied all charges of wrongdoing in connection with conflict-of-interest and perjury allegations being investigated by Seymour that relate to his lobbying on behalf of domestic and foreign clients. Federal law bars those who leave the government from lobbying officials of the agency that employed them for one year.

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