WASHINGTON — Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh is expected to seek to interview President Reagan about the Iran- contra affair, probably this fall, before pressing ahead with criminal charges against some of Reagan's former aides, informed sources said.
Walsh will not talk about the progress of his inquiry, but sources familiar with the investigation say he still needs to collect a considerable amount of evidence.
Asked when he was appointed last December whether he would seek to question the President, Walsh said he would "talk to anyone necessary."
Indictments of former Reagan aides are expected in late October or November. The sources said Walsh and his prosecutors have decided to wait until after the Senate-House Iran-contra committees make their final report, expected in early October.