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The Nation

The White House has sent the General Accounting Office a report on Michael K. Deaver’s role in Administration discussions on acid rain before he quit as deputy chief of staff to become a lobbyist for Canada on acid rain and other issues, the Washington Post reported. The GAO is investigating a possible conflict of interest by Deaver, but the White House report draws no conclusions. The newspaper said that some who participated in the talks last spring believed Deaver tried to change President Reagan’s policy on acid rain but others said he merely was concerned with the public relations aspects of a meeting with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada, which had been pressing for a U.S. acid rain cleanup.


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