O’Melveny’s Culvahouse Authors Article on Debunked Myth in ‘Killing Reagan'

October 20, 2015 O’Melveny & Myers partner AB Culvahouse authored the October 9, 2015, USA Today article, "Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Reagan' Revives Debunked Myth."  In the article, Culvahouse asserts that authors Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard have exhumed a since discredited myth about Ronald Reagan’s fitness to hold office as President in their book, “Killing Reagan.”

According to the article, O'Reilly and Dugard erroneously state that top White House advisors, including Culvahouse, questioned whether President Reagan should be removed from office due to reports from outgoing White House aides that the President was inattentive, disinterested, and isolated to the point that he was no longer executing the functions of his office.  “The myth that Howard Baker and I… were contemplating whether President Reagan should be removed from office under the 25th Amendment was thoroughly discredited when it first appeared 27 years ago” and “should be returned to the dust bin of fiction masquerading as history,” Culvahouse wrote in the article.  

Culvahouse served as Counsel to the President from 1987 to 1989.  He resides in O’Melveny’s Washington, DC office.