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Meese / Investigation / Resignation #117154

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 05, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Announcement by Attorney General Edwin Meese that he will resign reported [MEESE - says he has informed President Reagan that he will resign now that he has been vindicated.] Indep. cnsl. James McKay's report clearing Meese of wrongdoing outlined on screen; areas of investigation involving Meese and Wedtech Corp., financing of Iraqi oil pipeline and telephone company deregulation detailed. [MEESE - comments on report] [McKAY - comments.] Possible review by Justice Department of ethical questions involving Meese noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sheilah Kast) Reaction to Meese's resignation reported [REAGAN - comments on Meese resignation.] Stmt. by Vice President George Bush quoted. [[White House chief of staff Ken. DUBERSTEIN - comments on Meese's decision.] [Governor Michael DUKAKIS, Senators Orrin HATCH, Carl LEVIN - comment on Meese resignation.] Long relationship between Meese and Reagan reviewed; photos, scenes shown.

Jennings, Peter;
Kast, Sheilah;
Troute, Dennis

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