Independent Counsel Investigations, 1978 to the Present


Carter Administration

Hamilton Jordan, Chief of Staff
Appointed29 Nov. 1979
ICArthur H. Christy
SubjectHamilton Jordan, Chief of Staff
AllegationsDrug use
Final Report(none)
IndictmentsNo

Timothy Kraft, Campaign Mgr.
Appointed9 Sept. 1980
ICGerald Gallinghouse
SubjectTimothy Kraft, Campaign Mgr.
AllegationsDrug use
Final Report(none)
IndictmentsNo


Reagan Administration

Raymond Donovan, Sec. Of Labor
Appointed29 Dec. 1981
ICLeon Silverman
SubjectRaymond Donovan, Sec. Of Labor
AllegationsConnections to organized crime
Final Report(none)
IndictmentsNo

Edwin Meese, Attorney General
Appointed2 Apr. 1984
ICJacob Stein
SubjectEdwin Meese, Attorney General
AllegationsFinancial improprieties
Final Report(none)
IndictmentsNo

Theodore Olson, Office of Legal Counsel
Appointed23 Apr. 1986; 29 May 1986
ICJames McKay; Alexia Morrison
SubjectTheodore Olson, Office of Legal Counsel
AllegationsObstruction of Congressional investigation regarding Superfund
Final Report14 Mar. 1989
IndictmentsNo

Michael Deaver, Former Chief of Staff
Appointed29 May 1986
ICWhitney North Seymour, Jr.
SubjectMichael Deaver, Former Chief of Staff
AllegationsConflict of interest and lobbying
Final Report6 Aug. 1989
IndictmentsYes

Oliver North, Caspar Weinberger and others
Appointed19 Dec. 1986
ICLawrence Walsh
SubjectOliver North, Caspar Weinberger and others
AllegationsIran-Contra Affair
Final Report4 Aug. 1983
IndictmentsYes

Lawrence Wallace, Assistant Attorney General
Appointed19 Dec. 1986 (17 Aug. 1987)
ICCarl Rauh; James Harper
SubjectLawrence Wallace, Assistant Attorney General
AllegationsPersonal tax matters
Final Report18 Dec. 1987
IndictmentsNo

Lyn Nofziger, White House aide; Ed Meese
Appointed18 July 1988
ICJames McKay
SubjectLyn Nofziger, White House aide; Ed Meese
AllegationsLobbying violations; Wedtech Corp.
Final Report18 July 1988
IndictmentsYes


Bush Administration

Samuel Pierce, HUD Secretary
Appointed1 Mar. 1990; 3 Jul 1995
ICArlin Adams; Larry Thompson
SubjectSamuel Pierce, HUD Secretary
AllegationsFraud in administration of HUD programs
Final ReportOngoing
IndictmentsYes

Under Seal
Appointed31 May 1989
ICUnder Seal
SubjectUnder Seal
AllegationsUnder Seal
Final Report23 Aug. 1989
IndictmentsNo

Under Seal
Appointed19 Apr. 1991
ICUnder Seal
SubjectUnder Seal
AllegationsUnder Seal
Final Report15 July 1992
Indictments

Administration officials
Appointed14 Dec. 1992; 11 Jan. 1996
ICJoseph diGenova, Michael Zeldin
SubjectAdministration officials
AllegationsClinton Passport File Search Investigation
Final Report30 Nov. 1995
IndictmentsNo


Clinton Administration

Bill Clinton
Appointed24 Jan. 1994; 5 Aug. 1994
IC(Robert Fiske); Kenneth Starr
SubjectBill Clinton
AllegationsWhitewater Land Deal; Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan
Final ReportOngoing
IndictmentsYes

Mike Espy, Sec. Of Agriculture
Appointed9 Sept. 1994
ICDonald Smaltz
SubjectMike Espy, Sec. Of Agriculture
AllegationsGratuity violations
Final ReportOngoing
IndictmentsYes

Henry Cisneros, Sec. Of HUD
Appointed24 May 1995
ICDavid Barrett
SubjectHenry Cisneros, Sec. Of HUD
AllegationsFalse Statements
Final ReportOngoing
IndictmentsYes

Ron Brown, Sec. Of Commerce
Appointed6 Jul. 1995
ICDaniel Pearson
SubjectRon Brown, Sec. Of Commerce
AllegationsFinancial dealings with Nolanda Hill
Final Report14 Nov. 1996
Indictments

Eli Segal, Americorps chief, `92 Clinton campaign aide
Appointed27 Nov. 1996
ICCurtis Von Kann
SubjectEli Segal, Americorps chief, `92 Clinton campaign aide
AllegationsConflict of Interest
Final Report19 Dec. 1997
IndictmentsNo

Bruce Babbitt, Secretary of the Interior
Appointed19 March 1998
ICCarol Elder Bruce
SubjectBruce Babbitt, Secretary of the Interior
AllegationsFalse statements in congressional testimony
Final ReportOngoing
IndictmentsNo

Alexis Herman, Secretary of Labor
Appointed26 May 1998
ICRalph I. Lancaster, Jr.
SubjectAlexis Herman, Secretary of Labor
AllegationsInfluence Peddling
Final ReportOngoing
Indictments

 


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