Fig 3 Independent counsel table
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PresidentInvestigation - PositionHead of InvestigationMatterStart dateEnd dateTotal length Indictees
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Richard NixonSpecial ProsecutorArchibald Cox
Leon Jaworski
Henry Ruth Jr.
Charles Ruff
Watergate, etc. 25-May-7310-Oct-75 2 yrs. 4 mos. 83
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Gerald FordSpecial ProsecutorCharles Ruff, contiunuing Watergate appointmentFord misuse of campaign funds. No charges. 16-Jul-7615-Oct-763 mos.no
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Jimmy CarterSpecial CounselPaul J. CurranBert Lance campaign contributions. No charges.21-Mar-7916-Oct-797 mos.no
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Special ProsecutorArthur H ChristyHamilton Jordan cocaine use allegation. Cleared29-Nov-7928-May-806 mos.no
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Special ProsecutorGerald J GallinghouseTimothy Kraft cocaine use allegation. Cleared9-Sep-8015-Jan-821 yr. 4 mos.no
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Ronald ReaganSpecial Prosecutor / Independent CounselLeon SilvermanSec. Labor Donovan bribery, org crime, illegal payment, false statements. No charges.29-Dec-8110-Sep-828 mos.no
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11-Jun-8530-Nov-883 yrs. 6 mos.no
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Independent CounselJacob SteinAtty. General nominee Meese personal finances. No charges.2-Apr-8420-Sep-845 mos.no
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Independent CounselWhitney North Seymour, Jr. Presidential Aide Michael Deaver conflicts of interest.29-May-8616-Aug-893 yrs. 1 mo.1
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Independent CounselJames McKay
Alexia Morrison
Asst Atty General Ted Olson,alleged false testimony, obstruction. No charges.23-Apr-8614-Mar-892 yrs. 11 mos.no
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Independent CounselLawrence WalshIran-Contra: sale of arms to Iran, illegal payments to Contras19-Dec-864-Aug-936 yrs. 8 mos.14
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Independent CounselJames McKayNofziger, Meese, Webtech, etc.2-Feb-8718-Jul-881 yr. 5 mos.1
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Independent CounselCarl S Raugh
James R Harper
Lawrence Wallace, Asst Attorney General. No charges.19-Dec-8618-Dec-871 yr. no
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George H W BushIndependent Counselnot namedUnder seal31-May-8923-Aug-893 mos.no
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Special CounselFrederick B. LaceyWeapons to Iraq scandal; international bank scancal. No charges.16-Oct-928-Dec-922 mos.no
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Independent CounselArlin Adams
Larry D. Thompson
HUD Sec Samuel Pierce and others fraud re grant rigging1-Mar-9027-Oct-988 yrs. 7 mos.16
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Independent Counselnot namedUnder seal19-Apr-9115-Jul-921 yr. 3 mos.no
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Special CounselNicholas J. BuaDOJ conspiracy against private company Inslaw.1-Nov-911-Mar-931 yr. 4 mos.no
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Independent CounselJoseph E. diGenova
Michael F. Zeldin
Bush asst Janet Mullins search candidate Clinton passport files. No charges.14-Dec-92
11-Jan-96
30-Nov-952 yrs 11 mos.no
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Bill ClintonIndependent CounselRobert Fiske Special Counsel
Kenneth W. Starr
Robert W. Ray
Julie F. Thomas
Whitewater, Madison Savings, Capital Mgmt, Vince Foster, Lewinsky. Clinton referred to Congress. (Other convictions unrelated to Clinton campaign or Presidency.)24-Jan-946-Mar-028 yrs. 2 mos.1
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Independent CounselDonald C. SmaltzMike Espy, Sec of Agriculture gifts and gratuities. Acquitted,9-Sep-9425-Jan-016 yrs. 3 mos.19
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Independent CounselDavid M. BarrettSec HUD Henry Cisneros false statements to FBI. Cisneros plea to misdemeanor. Referrals to Justice Dept resulted in some convictions, unrelated to govt.24-May-9513-Aug-049 yrs. 3 mos.1
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Independent CounselRobert W. RayMadison, re Anthony Marceca. No charges.21-Jul-9616-Mar-003 yrs. 4 mos.no
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Independent CounselDaniel S. PearsonRon Brown, Sec of Commerce financial dealings. Brown's death ended investigation.6-Jul-9514-Nov-961 yr. 4 mos.no
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Independent CounselCurtis E. von KannEli Segal, Americorps chief conflicts of interest. No charges.27-Nov-9621-Aug-9710 mos.no
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Independent CounselCarol Elder BruceBruce Babbitt, Sec of Interior, alleged false statements to Congress. No charges. 19-Mar-9822-Aug-002 yrs. 5mos.no
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Independent CounselRalph I. LancasterAlexis Herman, Labor Sec, illlegal campaign contributions solicitation. No charges. (1 foreign person indicted.) 26-May-987-Apr-002 yrs.1
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Special ProsecutorJohn DanforthFBI's handling of the Waco siege. No charges. 9-Sep-998-Nov-001 yr. 2mos.no
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George W BushSpecial ProsecutorPatrick FitzgeraldOuting of Valerie Plame Wilson as a CIA agent, Scooter Libby.30-Dec-036-Mar-073 yrs. 2 mos.*1
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Barack ObamaNo special prosecutor, special or independent counsel
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Donald TrumpSpecial CounselRobert S. MuellerRussian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election and related matters. 17-May-1735 so far^
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