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Iran Arms Scandal Fallout / Webster #108307

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 03, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's selection of FBI director William Webster to replace CIA director William Casey reported; Judge Lowell Jensen, United States attorney Rudolph Giuliani and Stephen Trott said among those being considered as Webster's successor at FBI. [Sunday, WEBSTER - hopes administration regains its status in world.] Implementation today of new White House plan aimed at creating image of a President in control of cntry., dubbed Operation Rebound, examined. [REAGAN - begins reading statement on USSR arms control proposal.] Howard Baker's orchestration of events noted include briefing of Reagan on Mozambique-Angola, President's address to National Sec. Council staff and accompanying White House photos (shown). Tower commission's criticism of Reagan's lack of control of NSC recalled. [REAGAN - declines comment on tomorrow's speech.] President said still opposing admitting that his Iran arms scheme was mistake. [Representative James WRIGHT - thinks such an admission of error is necessary if Reagan's credibility s to be restored.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Probable ease in confirming Webster mentioned.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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