ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Sheilah Kast) Ethical questions raised by lobbyist Michael Deaver, former White House chief of staff, retaining extensive powers of access to President Reagan, include receive detailed schedule of President's daily activities discussed. House Energy and Commerce Committee said investigating Deaver's possible conflict of interest in President Reagan's acid rain agreement with Canadian Prime Min. Brian Mulroney; Deaver noted lobbyist for Canada. Details given. Investigation as well into Deaver's lobbying efforts on behalf of Rockwell International for government contract for B-1 bombers noted; his meeting with OMB director James Miller cited as example [April 4, DEAVER - defs. his personal friendship with Nancy and Ronald Reagan.] [REAGAN - praises Deaver's sense of ethics.] Ofc. of Govt. Ethics mentioned possibly asking Justice Department to investigate alleged criminal conflict of interest violations by Deaver. Senator Joseph Biden reported asking Attorney General to appointed special prosecutor.
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