ABC Evening News for Monday, May 16, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Dennis Troute) Decision by Attorney General Edwin Meese to drop Terry Eastland from Justice Department staff reported [EASTLAND - explains decision to resign.] Eastland's letter to Meese quoted. [MEESE - says he decided it was time to make changes.] Expression of concern by Senator Strom Thurmond detailed. [Meese's ex-speech writer Gary McDOWELL - says this is Meese's worst mistake.] Educ. Secretary Edward Bennett reported offering Eastland a job. Report by independent cnsl. James McKay on Meese investigation noted to appear soon.
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