Valerie Jarrett, Anita Dunn the new John Ehrlichman? White House, private investigators.
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A. Yes, sir.
Q. Were other political figures, aside from potential political opponents of the President investigated?
A. Probably, yes, sir.
Q. And were individuals in this category, were they entirely background checks prior to employment or was it for some other reason?
A. Some would be prior to employment and some would be as a result of an allegation in a newspaper or something of that type.
Q. Did you ever file your investigations in a written form?
A. No, sir.
Q. Why not?
A. When I took the assignment it was set up that I would report directly and verbally. I was to keep no files.
Q. Did you at any time, did you at any time conduct any electronic surveillance on any individual, either in the form of the bug or the tap?
A. No, sir.
Q. How was it possible to get into matters of domestic problems, drinking habits, social activity, just from a matter of public record?
A. If it was a drinking allegation I would then develop that lead by going into that area in the most discreet manner that I would know how. A very high percentage of these allegations were false. But I would develop my leads by interviewing bartenders, patrons — if it were a hotel, hotel employees, waiters. Those kind of people are the most talkative.
Q. What other types of individuals did you investigate?
A. They might be members, might be members of a political family. It might be a son or nephew or something of that type, perhaps an allegation of some possible misconduct.
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