February 12, 1991
President Bush conferred with the defense chiefs of Britain and France, although White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said the gathering of the principal allied partners did not signal that a ground offensive was imminent.
April 8, 1987
Advisory groups will begin meeting soon to carry out President Reagan's promise to consider an accord with Canada on acid rain, presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said. The situation will be reviewed by the Energy, Natural Resources and Environment Working Group, which is an interagency committee coordinated by the White House Domestic Policy Council, and by the Bilateral Consultative Advisory Group in the State Department, Fitzwater said.
July 21, 1987
CIA Director William H. Webster plans to meet with President Reagan every two weeks at the President's suggestion, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said as the first of the meetings was held. "The President, in reviewing the management of his schedule, just suggested that would be a good way to do it," Fitzwater said. Reagan holds similar meetings each week with Secretary of State George P. Shultz and every other week with Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger.
April 21, 1989 |
President Bush invited a divergent group of economists and business leaders for "a freewheeling and open discussion of the economy" this weekend at Camp David, Md., a White House spokesman said today. Marlin Fitzwater said the guests would include former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul A. Volcker, now a New York investment consultant and professor at Princeton University, IBM chief John Akers and Paul O'Neill, the chairman of Alcoa. "It's another one of these kinds of discussions the President likes to have with authorities and experts outside of the government to discuss all kinds of issues without worrying about policy decisions," Fitzwater said.
March 28, 1987 |
The Tower Commission went out of business on Friday as the period for which it was created by President Reagan to investigate the Iran- contra affair ended. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said commission files would be returned to the White House, which will make them available to other investigators. The secret arms sales to Iran and the reported diversion of funds to aid Nicaraguan rebels are being investigated by an independent counsel and by committees of the House and Senate.