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Central American Gun and Drug Smuggling / Bush #115628

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC report of American-Israeli gun and drug smuggling operation in Central American and its connection to Vice President George Bush advisor Don. Gregg recalled. Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Threlkeld) Admin. response to ABC report detailed; scenes shown of Bush campaign Attack on Richard Brenneke, man who is making these chgs., by White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted. Rebuttal to Fitzwater's chgs. against Brenneke outlined; Brenneke's connection to 1986 court case cited by Fitzwater reviewed. Brenneke's chgs. noted. [BRENNEKE - says son is drug addict.] Brenneke's letter to State Department official Ralph Johnson shown and quoted; Johnson's denial of knowledge of that letter noted. [BRENNEKE - says he's not proud of his role in Central American]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Gregg's response to story quoted.

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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