Deaver Reported Doing Well After Kidney Stone Surgery
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Former presidential aide Michael K. Deaver was listed in good condition Friday following successful removal of a kidney stone in an operation that forced a one-week suspension of his perjury trial.
Deaver underwent the surgery at Georgetown University Hospital, where he is expected to remain at least until Monday, said spokeswoman Nancy Saenger.
Deaver was listed in good condition after the operation, which she said ″went very well.″
The operation came nearly two weeks after Deaver was hospitalized over Halloween weekend for the kidney stone ailment. At that time, doctors decided surgery was not necessary and Deaver returned to court Nov. 3.
The former deputy White House chief of staff suffered his second attack and was admitted to the hospital Wednesday night. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on Thursday granted a defense request to suspend the trial, in its third week of testimony, until next Wednesday.
Deaver is accused of lying to a grand jury and a House subcommittee that investigated the lobbying business he formed after he left the White Housse staff in the spring of 1985.
The panels were investigating allegations that Deaver violated the Ethics in Government Act by contacting former Reagan administration colleagues on behalf of clients.
Deaver is not charged with ethics law violations, only lying when he said he couldn’t recall such lobbying contacts.