ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 08, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) "New York Times" reported quoting administration sources that Vice President George Bush knew about Panama strongman General Manuel Noriega's drug involvement years ago. Report introduced.
(DC: Carole Simpson) Stmts. from ex-amb. from United States to Panama Everett Briggs refuting "New York Times" story quoted; details given of Briggs' statement calling story untrue. Fear that Panamanian drug scandal, like Iran/Contra affair, will haunt Bush campaign noted. [On "Meet the Press", Senator Christopher DODD - says Bush should have known about Noriega.] [In North Carolina, Jesse JACKSON - says Bush is trapped in triangle between Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, Noriega and Attorney General Edwin Meese.] References to Bush as the "velcro vice president" mentioned.
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