WASHINGTON — Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III was whisked into an underground garage today at the U.S. Courthouse and ushered before a federal grand jury for what was expected to be several hours of questioning about his involvement with scandal-plagued Wedtech Corp.
The nation's top law enforcement officer was accompanied by two private attorneys representing him in a criminal investigation of the attorney general that began May 11.
Meese was driven into the courthouse sub-basement through a side entrance, bypassing a clutch of photographers at the front door. He said hello to reporters before entering the grand jury room but otherwise made no comment.
Meese has acknowledged that in 1982 he ordered a review that led to White House intercession on behalf of the South Bronx company that was seeking a non-bid, $32-million military contract and is now the subject of numerous criminal investigations.