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Records of Independent Counsel Jacob Stein relating to Ed Meese III

1984
Volume: 21.6 feet


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Folder Title List

Boxes 1 to 7:

  • Grand Jury Transcripts and Exhibits
Boxes 8 to 11:
  • Cassette Tapes of Grand Jury Testimony
Box 12:
  • Subpoenaed Financial Records
    • Bank of Newport, Newport Beach CA, T. Barrack
    • Central Bank, Los Angeles, CA, Ted Elkin
    • Central Bank, Los Angeles, CA
    • Community Bank of Santa Ynez, Solvang, CA
    • Records provided by Ted Elkin
    • First Interstate Bank, San Francisco, CA Kupperberg, Alba Trading
    • Paine Webber Jackson and Curtis, San Francisco, Thomas, Edwin and Gretchen; Meese, Edwin, Ursula, Dana, Scott
Box 13:
  • Subpoenaed Financial Records
    • San Diego Trust and Savings Bank, T. Elkin
    • Transition Trust records obtained from Charles Ruff
    • Great American Federal Savings Bank:
      • Great American Federal-Summary examples of forbearance
      • 8/27/84 Chip Rawlings
      • Great American Federal Savings-Community Reinvestment Act Statement
      • Howard Payment Record: Howard, I.E., and Luciann Ln. # 15244807
      • Nichols Ln. # 152448-7
      • Thomas J. Barrack #36-00000497-2, #36-00000551-6
      • Thomas, Edwin Ln. #145967-6
    • Miscellaneous financial records supplied to IC McKay and returned by him on 10/3/88
Box 14:
  • Deputy Counsel's Notes and Files on Investigation
    • Army Promotion: Meese Military promotion
    • Carter Briefing Books: Carter campaign materials
    • La Mesa House: The La Mesa house transaction
    • McKean
    • Miscellaneous
    • Pepperdine University and American University
    • Edwin Thomas, Gretchen Thomas, Tad Thomas: Edwin Thomas
Box 15:
  • Deputy Counsel's Notes and Files on Investigations
    • Edwin Thomas, Gretchen Thomas, Tad Thomas: Gretchen Thomas
    • Edwin Thomas, Gretchen Thomas, Tad Thomas: Tad Thomas
    • Transition Trust and Moss Institute
    • Trips
    • White House Personnel
      • Interviews (G. Frampton)
      • Miscellaneous Interviews
    • Beizer, Richard
      • General
      • Senate Judiciary Committee Staff
      • Army Reserves

Box 16:

  • Deputy Counsel's Notes and Files on Investigations
    • Beizer, Richard
      • Barrack/La Mesa/Great American/Howards
      • Carter papers
      • McKean
      • Thomas/Biotech

Box 17:

  • Deputy Counsel's Notes and Files on Investigations
    • Beizer, Richard
      • Thomas/Biotech
      • Transition/Travel
    • Bensfield, Jim
      • Army-original notes
      • Original notes
    • Frampton, George
      • McKean file

Box 18:

  • Deputy Counsel's Notes and Files on Investigations
    • Frampton, George
      • Meese 278's file
      • Military File
      • Thomas Loan
      • White House jobs/White House personnel office file
    • FBI Agent's Original notes
      • SA Dale Bird
      • SA Phillip Buvia
      • SA Richard Legore
      • SA John Paulisick
    • Index (cards) of Person Interviewed, by Name Citing Area of Investigation, Date of Interview and Interviewer
Box 19:
  • Material Received from the White House
    • White House-Rusthaven-Fielding; Office of Presidential Personnel
      • Thomas Barrick
        • Brian, Dr. Earl
        • Ellingwood, Herb (G. Thomas)
        • Gray, Ed
        • Luce, Gordon
        • McKeon, John
        • Thomas, Tad
        • Von Damm, Helene documents
      • Berkman, William
      • Army promotion/Berkman reappointment from Fielding
      • Moss, William
      • Pendleton, Clarence
      • Sandstrom, Marc
      • Wallach, E. Robert
      • Agendas for Senior Staff meetings (from Fielding) Applies to McKean, Barrack, Luce, Gray and Brian
      • Notes from Senior Staff meetings (from Fielding) McKean, Thomas, Brian, Gray
      • General (from Fielding) "Personal Data Statement"
      • President's Commission on Housing-- documents from David B. Waller
      • Ed Meese's financial disclosure 1983 files, 8/13/1984 from White House
      • John Richardson's working papers-- Ed Meese's financial disclosure forms

Box 20:

  • Material Received from the White House
    • Edwin Meese Blue File, Files numbered 1 to 9
    • Financial Disclosure Reports:
      • Calendar year 1981- filled in 1982
      • Entrant's filing 1981- filed in 1983
      • Calendar year 1982-filed in 1983
      • Calendar year 1983 and to date 1984- filed in 1984
      • 1983 financial disclosure statements
      • Financial disclosure report
    • John Richardson notes, Thomas photocopies $15,000 loan
    • White House personnel interviews
    • Fred F. Fielding- Counsel to the President
  • Investigations
    • Army Promotion
      • Complete package of materials for Gen. Thurman interview
      • U.S. Army General Counsel's Office
      • Berkman reappointment- L. Niederlehner, Deputy General Counsel, DOD
      • Major General Carl Smith USAF, San Antonio re: Berkman promotion
      • Berkman: General officer Management office file from Captain Kuzma

Box 21:

  • Investigations
    • Army Promotion
      • General Berkman interview; notes, statement to Senate Judiciary Committee and Military Manpower Task Force
      • Miscellaneous Interviews
      • Aspin Subcommittee
    • Carter papers
      • Honegger, Barbara letter and affidavit 9/7/84
      • Debategate
      • Stanley, Mitchell
      • Affidavit of Michel Smith 9/5/1984
      • Material from Albosta Subcommittee Part I

Box 22:

  • Investigations
    • Carter Papers
      • Material from Albosta Subcommittee Part II
      • Greene, Hon. Harold
      • Baker, James- interview by Albosta Subcommittee
      • Hoover Institute documents
      • Anderson, Martin
      • Report- Fred W. Fielding and James E. Jenkins
      • Documents from second search of Hoover received from John Fitzgerald

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Box 23:

  • Investigations
    • Carter Papers
      • Garrick, Robert
      • Hon. Don Albosta re: James E. Durham, 7/24/1984
      • Questions and answers: Senators Levin and Metzenbaum
      • Banzhaf, John F., III G.W. University
      • Halper, Stephan
      • Garrick, Robert
      • Patrick, Carol
      • Dellinger, Dottie
      • Horner, Connie
      • Meese FD 302s
      • FBI San Francisco Report
      • DOJ public report
      • Albosta Report: Unauthorized Transfers of Nonpublic Information During the 1980 Presidential Election, Parts 1 and 2, Report prepared by the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, 5/17/1984

Box 24:

  • Investigations
    • Carter Papers
      • FBI Report, FACTFIND, 3/7/1984
      • Pre-Nomination articles re: Albosta investigation, Volume I

Box 25:

  • Investigations
    • Carter Papers
      • Pre-nomination articles re: Albosta investigation, Volume I
      • Pre-nomination articles re: Albosta investigation, Volume II
      • Albosta materials

Box 26:

  • Investigations
    • Carter Papers
      • Albosta materials
      • Meese Subcommittee interview and affidavit
      • Miscellaneous
    • Cuff Links
    • La Mesa House
      • Miscellaneous
      • Interviews: Baldridge, Ryan, Watt, McHenry, Schmidt, Luce, Stickney, Kunac, Rocha

Box 27:

  • Investigations
    • La Mesa House
      • Barrick, Thomas
      • Elkin, Ted
      • Gray, Edwin
      • Herbert, Gavin
      • Howard, Bruce and Irv
      • James, E. Pendleton
      • Knutson, LeRoy N.
      • Luce, Gordon
      • Sandstrom, Marc
    • McKean, John
      • McKean/Kupperberg/Alba Trading
      • Alba documents supplied by Paul Renne via 7/10/1984 letter
      • Boland, Marie
      • Kupperberg, Cliff
      • GAO and Comptroller General
      • Clay, Representative William
      • Memorandum Submitted in Behalf of John R. McKean 8/24/1984
      • Martha J. Talley letter, 7/18/1984
      • Martha Talley letter 8/10/1984, McKean letter to Ed Meese 9/14/1982
      • McKean documents from Morgan 7/19 and from Talley 7/20
      • McKean financial information supplied Judiciary Committee
      • Documents from McKean's files in San Francisco
      • Documents relating to Deaver sale and leaseback

Box 28:

  • Investigations
    • Pepperdine University and American University
    • Securities and Exchange Commission
      • Biotech and American Cytogenics Questionnaires
      • Fedders, John Esq.
      • Price and Volume histories 1/1/1981 to 6/30/1983, Biotech and American Cytogenics
      • Production from the NASD
      • Production from American Cytogenics
        • Minutes of Board Meetings

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Box 29:
  • Investigations
    • Securities and Exchange Commission
      • Production from American Cytogenics
        • Press Releases and Shareholder Letters
        • Documents relating to Biotech's purchase of Cytogenics
        • Monthly Financial Statements
      • Production from Biotech
        • Research Reports
        • Press Releases
        • Small Business Administration Application
        • Second Production

Box 30:

  • Investigations
    • Securities and Exchange Commission
      • Production from Biotech
        • Second Production
      • Production from Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
      • Production from Paulson Investment Company
      • Cytogenic Trading and Background
      • Biotech Chart and Trading
      • Cytogenic filings
      • Biotech Filings

Box 31:

  • Investigations
    • Securities and Exchange Commission
      • Correspondence from Biotech and Cytogenics
      • Division memoranda relating to other investigations
      • Miscellaneous correspondence
      • Securities and Exchange Commission Transcripts
    • Thomas
      • Thomas documents received from John Milano

Box 32:

  • Investigations
    • Thomas
      • Thomas documents received from John Milano
      • Financial Disclosure reports 1981 to 1984
      • Milano, John
      • Amended 278s, 1981 to 1983
      • Securities and Exchange Commission/Stock
        • Brian, Dr. Earl
        • Brian, Dr. Earl documents from Shea and Gould to David Austern, 8/6/1984
        • Bergman, Samuel Shea and Gould
        • Questech
      • General Services Administration
        • GSA personnel file
        • GSA review of financial disclosure of Edwin W. Thomas, 5/24/1984
        • Carmen, Gerald P.
        • Hammer, Steve
        • Kline, Ray, Acting Administrator of GSA
        • Pizzella, Pat; Fox, Gerald

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Box 33:
  • Investigations
    • Thomas
      • Merit Systems Protection Board
        • Response to Congresswoman Schroeder and Senator Metzenbaum re: Gretchen Thomas
        • $15,000 Biotech; American Cytogenics; White House intern; MSPB appointment
        • Bradley, Jacqueline
        • Doheny, Michael W.
        • Ellingwood, Herbert
        • Lucero, Luis
        • Redinius, Richard
        • Shearer, Lawrence
        • Subcommittee on Post Office and Civil Service Staff Report
        • Trayers, Paul- responses to Congressional Committee
        • Meyers, Roy
        • Swift, Evangeline; Cypress, Sondra
      • Tad Thomas
        • Department of Labor
        • Miscellaneous, Interview 5/22/1984

Box 34:

  • Investigations
    • Thomas
      • Thomas and Meese
        • Frankum, Ronald B.
        • Jenkins, James
        • Miscellaneous
        • White House personnel interviews, Meese and Thomas 278s, secretaries, Lorraine Spiliotis
        • Stanley, Mitchell
      • Transition Trust; Moss Institute; Travel
        • Clark, Judge William (Secretary of the Interior); Luce, Gordon
        • Transition Foundation and press release, 6/8/1984
        • Internal Revenue Service documents
        • Presidential Transition Trust: copy of Trust
        • Von Damm, Helene
        • Arthur Anderson and Company documents
        • Miscellaneous interviews
        • Transition Trust and William Moss, miscellaneous
        • Memo to S. Cooksey from Marilee Melvin re travel for Meese's FDS
        • Miscellaneous
  • Mr. Meese's Counsel
    • Leonard Garment, miscellaneous
    • David Martin, Director of the Office of Government Ethics
    • General Accounting Office files
Box 35:
  • Mr. Meese's Counsel
    • April 1984
      • 20/20 Barbara Walters interview with Mrs. Meese
      • Video Tape of above interview
      • Meese interviews
      • Relevant extracts from Meese confirmation hearings
      • Meese newspaper articles, Volume I

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Box 36:
  • Mr. Meese's Counsel
    • April 1984
      • Meese newspaper articles, Volume II
      • Pre-nomination articles re Albosta investigation
      • Meese statements and correspondence
      • Miscellaneous public statements
      • Letter from counsel to Securities and Exchange Commission re Biotech and American Cytogenics, with chronology
      • Meese statements and articles quoting Meese
    • May 1984
      • Garment letters 5/18 and 6/19/1984 re bank accounts, financial accounts
      • Garment letter and presentation 5/29/84, trips and travel related expenses
    • June 1984
      • Garment June correspondence
      • Garment 6/26, 27, 29/1984 telephone logs

Box 37:

  • Mr. Meese's Counsel
    • June 1984
      • Garment letter 6/1/1984, travel related expenses
      • Barrack, Thomas W.
      • Brian, Dr. Earl
      • Gray, Edwin
      • James, E. Pendleton
      • Knutson, Lee
      • Luce, Gordon
      • Marsh, John
      • McHenry, Scott
      • McKean, John
      • Pendleton, Clarence
      • Sandstrom, Marc
      • Schmidt, James
      • Sullivan, Col. Joseph
      • Thomas, Edwin
      • Weinberger, Caspar
      • Garment letter 6/13/1984 re our letter 5/31- transition, etc. and T. Kennedy
      • Files labled A, C-Y, AA-EE

Box 38:

  • Mr. Meese's Counsel
    • June 1984
      • Files labeled FF-II
    • July 1984
      • Garment miscellaneous correspondence 7/9/1984
      • Documents from Garment (Peter Morgan) 7/24/1984
      • Documents for Independent Counsel 7/26/1984
      • Leonard Garment documents, response to 7/2 letter
      • Reply to General Accounting Office investigation report, Albosta, 7/6/1984
    • August 1984
      • Presentation to the Independent Counsel, 8/10/1984
      • Brief, 8/10/1984
      • Letter to Garment, 8/9/1984, Pepperdine University and American University; Garment reply, 8/30/1984
      • Garment letter, 8/28/1984 re Report fairness to Ed Meese in view
      • Ed Meese affidavit 8/17/1984 re McKean letter 9/14/1982
      • Ed Meese's financial disclosure for 1983 filed 8/13/1984
      • Garment letter 8/30 re documentation of payments to Thomas of short-term loan
      • Garment letter 8/30 re affidavit by Ed Meese, Luce and Clarence Pendleton jobs
      • Garment letter 8/8 re Presidential Transition Trust

Box 39:

  • Mr. Meese's Counsel
    • September 1984
      • Garment letter 9/13 financial disclosure reports CY 80/81 to date, 81 and 83
      • Garment letter 9/4/ re $14,500 cashier's check to E. Thomas, 7/18/79
      • Garment letter amendments financial disclosure reports CY 80/81 to date, CY 81, CY 82
      • Letter to Garment 9/5 re affidavit M.F. Smith; Garment letter 9/6 re: affidavit of Michel F. Smith
      • Special project analysis of 18 U.S.C. 211
      • Black disclosure statements 1978 and revised 1980
    • Miscellaneous Correspondence
      • Crank mail
      • FBI material- confidential
      • FBI material- non-confidential
      • Prof. Stephen Gillers, NYU School of Law
      • Office of Government Ethics- David H. Martin, Director
      • Grand Jury
      • Judiciary Committee- Senator Biden
      • Hon. Roger Robb, Lewis R. Morgan, J. Edward Lumbard
      • Hon. Edward M. Kennedy
      • Office of Legal Counsel- Theodore B. Olson
      • Peter McPherson- memo re outside income
      • House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations- Hon. John D. Dingell
      • Prosecution memos

Box 40:

  • Miscellaneous Correspondence
    • Duke Short- material returned to Judiciary Committee
    • Subpoenas satisfied
    • Final draft of the Report
    • Printed copy of the Report of Independent Counsel Concerning Edwin Meese III 9/20/1984
    • Sealed by order of Court- Special government employees
    • Floppy disks containing the Report
Box 41:
  • Miscellaneous
    • Submission: Great American Federal Savings 8/10/1984
    • Great American Bank correspondence
    • Great American loan history- done by Phil Buvia 8/16/84
    • Edwin or Ursula Meese- #003-00052521-6; Edwin or Ursula Meese- #20-00002208-5
    • Michael J. Meese- #03-00064302-7; #03-00050994-7
    • Dana L. or Ursula Meese- #03-00053158-6; Scott R. or Ursula Meese- #03-00053159-4
    • Meese- Herbert escrow file #12437
    • Meese- Howard escrow folder/Escrow #12591
    • Correspondence file: Scott McHenry
    • Meese, Edwin and Ursula #002 Great American
    • Meese, Edwin and Ursula 10911 Sunray pl., La Mesa Ln. #105312-3, Great American
    • Meese, Edwin and Ursula #71-67077-8 Great American
    • Meese, Edwin III Ln. #71-113098-8
Box 42:
  • Miscellaneous
    • Fred Fielding materials- Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Fred Fielding materials- Securities and Exchange Commission
    • Meese magazine articles
    • Bank of American- Ed Meese, Ursula Meese A/C 086403869
    • Bank of American- Ed Meese, Attorney at Law A/C 086401465
    • Bank of American- Ed Meese, checking #08647-03869
    • Bank of American- Ed Meese, checking #08645-01465
    • Bank of American- Campo Road, CA all accounts Ed Meese, Ursula Meese, and Ed & Ursula Meese, January 1975 to date
Box 43:
  • Miscellaneous
    • Riggs National Bank- copies of checks and statements
Box 44:
  • Miscellaneous
    • Crocker National Bank, San Diego
    • Dellinger and Dellinger, LA, CA
    • Grossmont Bank, La Mesa, CA
    • Kidder, Peabody & Co.- Ursula Meese
    • Home Federal Savings- 1980 Ursula Meese A/C 041-94363-3 complete
    • Home Federal Savings- Ursula or Ed Meese A/C 0199-0089979 complete
    • Home Federal Savings and Loan
    • National Bank of Commerce, Washington, DC
    • Perpetual American Bank, Alexandria, VA- house here
    • Rohr Employees Federal Credit Union
Box 45:
  • Miscellaneous
    • White House Federal Credit Union- Mr. Meese, Mr. Ellingwood
    • Coldwell Banker, Irvine, CA- La Mesa house transaction
    • Financial SA Phillip Buvia
    • Grand jury transcripts (three folders)
    • Response to Application of Ed Meese for Attorney's fees, 1/22/1985
Box 46:
  • Miscellaneous
    • Application of Ed Meese for Attorney's Fees with supporting memorandum and affidavits and proposed order
    • Exhibits to application for attorney's fees
    • Submission on behalf of Ed Meese in response to the Court's 3/28/1985 order
    • Orders re reimbursement of Attorney's fees 3/28/1985 and 6/7/1985
    • Reply memorandum of Ed Meese with Respect to his application for attorney's fees, and statement as to the nature of documentary materials submitted herewith

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Box 47:
  • Miscellaneous
    • Exhibits to the Reply Memorandum in support of the application of Ed Meese for attorney's fees
    • OIC Staff report re Ed Meese loan from National Bank of Commerce interview of Jeffrey Cohen, 6/4/1984
    • OIC Staff report re interview of Stuart Spencer (La Mesa house), 6/25/1984
    • OIC Staff report- summary of Banking activity with Great American
    • OIC Staff report re John McKean interview, 5/23/1984
    • OIC Staff report re John McKean loan 5/11/1984
    • OIC Staff report re interview with James Jenkins, 7/10/1984
    • Checks and other documents relating to $60,000 loan supplied for May 1984 interview
    • Documents supplied 5/24/1984: Carolyn Deaver letter, McKean chronology and legal bills
    • Additional document from Meese file: 2nd page of 11/8/1982 McKean notes
    • Selected documents from Meese tax file
    • Documents returned to OIC from Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin
Box 48:
  • Miscellaneous
    • Securities and Exchange Commission transcripts- Ed Meese, 7/12/1984 and Ursula Meese, 7/10/1984
    • Transition Trust payment to Ed Meese (18 U.S.C. 209), John Aldock
    • Garment letter 6/13/1984 re Transition Trust and Kennedy letter to OIC 4/17/1984
    • Janis Sposato Department of Justice/Office of Legal Counsel Memos from files re moving expenses 18 U.S.C. 209; Opinions released under FOIA
    • Theodore B. Olson opinions re payment to third parties of moving expenses of government employees, 18 U.S.C. 209
    • Ed Meese's trip logs, 6/1984
    • Ursula Meese- Kidder Peabody Jack Rice (Sutro stock brokerage)
    • Ursula Meese
    • Crocker National Bank, Chula Vista- Ursula and Ed Meese account statements
    • First American- from Stein files marked "exhibit B"
    • William Moss Institute- Form 990, Tax Exempt 1983
    • Moss, William affidavit, 8/27/1984
    • William Moss Institute re Ursula Meese, Stuart Seigel, 6/7/1984
    • National Bank of Commerce- Michael Sullivan
Box 49:
  • Miscellaneous
    • First American Bank of Virginia- subpoenaed documents
Box 50:
  • Miscellaneous
    • National Bank of Commerce- Van Anderson
    • Documents received from Garment, 7/27/1984
    • Production from Paine Webber
    • Meese Tax returns
    • News articles
      • Charlotte Observer
      • Los Angeles Times
      • San Francisco Examiner
      • San Francisco Chronicle
      • New York Times
      • New York Daily News
      • Herald Tribune (Paris)
      • Wall Street Journal
      • Washington Times
      • Washington Post

Box 51:

  • Miscellaneous
    • News articles
      • San Diego Union
      • San Diego Daily Transcript
      • Cartoons
      • Irrelevant articles
    • Staff Files
      • Aldock, John D.
      • Austern, David T.
      • Beizer, Richard L.
        • Firm/Ethics
      • Bensfield, James A.
      • Conn, Peggy E.
      • Duggan, Teresa W.
      • Frampton, George T., Jr.
      • Mensh, Lois W.
      • Pitofsky, Alexander H.
      • Stein, Jacob A.
    • Miscellaneous Court filing

Box 52:

  • Administrative Records
    • Government Forms
      • Form 1129 Imprest Fund
      • Payroll form
      • Form 1034 Rental Contractual Services
      • Form SP 100 & SP 101 Witness meals and allowances
      • Form 1012 and 1038 staff travel and advances
      • Witness fees- Edwin Thomas, Gretchen Thomas, Tad Thomas

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Box 53:
  • Administrative records
    • Government Forms
      • Form OBD 211 Financial info PO DOJ
      • Forms AO-79 and W-4
      • Form 1164 Claim for reimbursement for expenditures on official business
    • General
      • Correspondence
      • Court reporters contract
      • Status of funds reports
      • AOUSC Guidelines- OIC
      • AG's Application for Independent Counsel, 3/27/1984; Order for Disclosure, 4/2/1984
      • Disclosure statements
      • Miscellaneous- Jacob Stein
      • Miscellaneous- OIC; Miscellaneous Terry Duggan
      • OIC order for Report to be made public
      • Correspondence re distribution of Report
      • Security
      • OIC close-down information
      • Safe information

Box 54:

  • 24 reels of 16mm microfilm of office records
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