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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Resignation of two top Justice Department officials reported Report introduced.
(DC: Dennis Troute) Letters of resignation from deputy attorney general Arnold Burns and criminal division chief William Weld reported; details given of action taken because White House chief of staff Howard Baker told them President Reagan would not push Attorney General Edwin Meese from Justice Department post. Investigations of Meese for roles in Wedtech Corporation scandal and Iraqi oil pipeline deal reported Results of independent cnsl. James McKay's investigation noted. [Meese AIDE - says let's wait until investigation is concluded.] White House support of Meese reiterated. [Senator Strom THURMOND - discusses Justice Department resignations.] Saint sign calling Meese a pig shown.
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Troute, Dennis
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