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Justice Department / Resignations / Meese #114722

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 30, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Pressure on Attorney General Edwin Meese to resign in wake of resignations of top Justice Department aides reported Report introduced.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Meese's counterattack against bipartisan opposition reported [MEESE - says Justice Department has been operating as usual.] Meese reported stating he has convinced Solicitor General Charles Fried not to quit. [MEESE - talks about Fried.] Senator Robert Byrd quoted about link of Meese to "sleaze factor" in President Reagan's administration [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - says Meese should step aside.] Senator Robert Packwood quoted about Meese removing self. [Senator Orrin HATCH - says Meese not being treated fairly.] Subpoenaing of Ursula Meese's work records by indep. cnsl. James McKay to try to learn if E. Robert Wallach repaid favors to Meese by getting employment for Ursula Meese reported

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(DC: Sheilah Kast) Contd. support of Meese by Reagan reported [REAGAN - says has every confidence in Meese.] Positions of White House chief of staff Howard Baker and Nancy Reagan on issue of Meese's resignation discussed; former aide Don. Regan mentioned. [Vice President George BUSH - talks about Justice Department] Reagan's strong backing of Meese reiterated.

Donaldson, Sam;
Kast, Sheilah;
Troute, Dennis

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