April 14, 1988 |
The independent counsel investigating Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III is looking into the Justice Department's renewal of a 10-year, $50-million office lease that was signed after the building's owner had provided a $40,000 annual salary for Meese's wife for her work at a public service organization, sources close to the inquiry said Wednesday. Independent counsel James C.
August 14, 1988
While every woman and mother can relate to and have empathy for Ursula Meese's personal tragedies, her defense of her husband ("Defending His Honor," Aug. 3, by Betty Cuniberti) rings hollow. While her daughter was inconvenienced in a private school by comments about her father's statement that there are no hungry people in America, many children in soup kitchens had no voice. Their eyes said it all. While Ursula Meese feels a salary of $40,000 a year is a drop in the bucket, many heads of households are struggling to provide for their families on $10,000 a year.
May 27, 1985 |
Attorney general. . . . It was the job Edwin Meese III had always wanted. But when he and his wife, Ursula, left San Diego and followed the President to Washington four years ago, they never imagined the price they would pay for that job: a public questioning of Meese's character and financial dealings that lasted 13 months and still left some observers in doubt.
April 18, 1988 |
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III appeared today before a federal grand jury for the fifth time in connection with a criminal investigation of his activities which began nearly a year ago. Meese was to answer questions from prosecutors in the office of independent counsel James McKay.
August 25, 1988
The Office of Government Ethics said it disagrees with the Justice Department's decision last year to allow former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III's wife, Ursula, to accept a free trip to China. Don Campbell, a spokesman at the ethics office, said Ursula Meese and Deborah Morris, the wife of Joseph Morris, head of the office of liaison services, accompanied the department delegation on the all-expenses-paid trip as a guest of People-To-People International of Kansas City, Mo.
April 4, 1988 |
Vice President George Bush, accompanied by his wife, Barbara, and five grandchildren, joined thousands of Easter celebrants at the annual Easter Egg Roll today on the White House grounds. The smiling GOP presidential nominee-apparent arrived a couple of hours after the South Lawn gates opened at 10 a.m. He blew a whistle to start one of the egg-rolling races, announcing: "All right, kids, here we go." Bush was filling in for the vacationing President Reagan and the First Lady.