Mr Walsh sent Mr Reagan's lawyers a letter last Thursday strongly suggesting that prosecutors had decided the evidence did not warrant criminal charges against Mr Reagan, the newspaper said. 'This office regards President Reagan as simply a witness and not as a subject or target,' Mr Walsh wrote.
According to Theodore Olson, a Reagan lawyer, the letter meant the former president was out of legal jeopardy. 'It has been my understanding that President Reagan is not being considered . . . as someone who is a candidate for indictment or as a potential defendant in any way,' Mr Olson told the newspaper.Reuse content