SANTA BARBARA — President Reagan's spokesman said today that the White House has received no request from special prosecutor Lawrence E. Walsh to interview the President and will make no decision on the question until such a request is received.
Spokesman Marlin Fitzwater, responding to published reports, said White House officials spoke with Walsh's office last week and found aides to the special prosecutor "fairly negative" at that time about whether such a request would be made.
Walsh is investigating the possibility of criminal charges growing out of the Iran- contra affair.
In Washington, meanwhile, a source familiar with the case said Walsh is weighing whether to question Reagan orally or to submit written questions.
No decision has been made on how to proceed, said the source, who spoke only on condition of anonymity.
Will Decide Later
"We have not heard from the independent counsel concerning any request for direct information from the President," Fitzwater said. "We will evaluate any request we receive and decide at that time.