ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 09, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Jerry King) Issue of Vice President George Bush's role in Iran/Contra affair reported coming up during Republican president cands. debate in Iowa. [BUSH - says has answered questions about affair.] [Alexander HAIG, BUSH - discuss issue.] Differing opinions among cands. on issue of intermediate arms treaty with USSR detailed. [Pete du PONT, Senator Robert DOLE, Pat ROBERTSON - debate INF treaty.]
(Des Moines, Iowa: Carole Simpson) Word that Bush will testify before attys. representative special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh reported while Bush campaign in Iowa. [BUSH - says testimony privileged; offers to answer any questions on Iran/Contra affair.] Accusation by Dole against Bush of "media bashing" noted. [DOLE - says Bush is taking on press.] [ROBERTSON, du PONT, Representative Jack KEMP, HAIG - comment of issue.] Bush's focusing on issue of financial disclosure mentioned.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Investigation in Texas of petitions filed on behalf of Dole, Haig and du Pont reported FBI reported called in to examine possible fraudulent signatures on petitions. [DOLE - says Texas party controlled by Bush.] Appearance of Dole and Republican national chairperson Frank Fahrenkopf on "This Wk". announced.
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