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Justice Department / Special Prosecutors #111118

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 31, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Justice Department reported filing legal challenge to constitutionality of special prosecutor appts.; number independent cnsls. investigating Reagan administration for various allegations, include inquiry into Attorney General Edwin Meese, noted. [Department spokesperson Terry EASTLAND - thinks law's unconstitutional; denies political considerations.] Special prosecutor category recalled stemming from Richard Nixon's firing of Archibald Cox during Watergate investigation. [American Bar Association spokesperson Irvin NATHAN - supports Congress statute.] Suit's potential effect on investigations of Michael Deaver, an EPA official, Lawrence Walsh's Iran/Contra inquiry and James McKay's Wedtech Corporation case explained.

Reporter(s):
Threlkeld, Richard;
Troute, Dennis
Duration:
00:02:10

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