ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 16, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Dennis Troute) Verdict in trial of former White House aide Michael Deaver reported; details given, scenes shown. Jury's verdict on counts of perjury with regard to lobbying for South Korea, perjury on White House dealings with Rockwell International Corp., Philip Morris Companies, Incorporated and Boeing Company, lobbying for TWA, perjury with regard to lobbying for Canada and Puerto Rico outlined on screen. [DEAVER - expresses disappointment.] [Defense attorney Herbert MILLER - says may have made mistake in defense] [Independent cnsl. Whitney North SEYMOUR - praises verdict.] Deaver's career as lobbyist after leaving administration reviewed; scenes shown. [Voice of DEAVER - denies discussions with Robert McFarlane.] McFarlane's statement noted. (Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny)
(DC: Sam Donaldson) Deaver's role in Ronald Reagan's political career reviewed. [Apr. 1985, DEAVER - explains working with Reagan.] Deaver's use of connections after starting lobbying firm noted. [Apr. 1986, REAGAN - defends Deaver.] Reagan's statement on Deaver's trial verdict quoted. [Nancy REAGAN - says doesn't know if Deaver will be at Christmas dinner.] Issue of president pardon for Deaver noted.
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