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Meese Makes Sixth Grand Jury Appearance

November 12, 1987|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III made his sixth appearance this year before a federal grand jury on Wednesday, testifying before the special panel investigating the Iran-Contra affair.

Meese, whose own investigation uncovering the diversion of arms-sale profits to Nicaraguan rebels is being examined by independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, testified for an hour before the special federal grand jury.

The panel met to take Meese's testimony even though the U.S. Courthouse was officially closed for Veterans Day.

Meese left the closed session to join President Reagan at the White House in announcing the intention to nominate Judge Anthony M. Kennedy for the Supreme Court.

The attorney general returned briefly, but the grand jury was dismissed because of a rare November blizzard that was dumping several inches of snow on the nation's capital.

Walsh has been looking into Meese's handling of the Nov. 22-23 inquiry last year that uncovered the diversion of Iran arms-sale profits.

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