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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Sam Donaldson) Issue of successor in Justice Department to Attorney General Edwin Meese and assessment of impact of his resignation on campaign '88 reported; scenes shown of Meese going to White House meeting with President Reagan. Stmt. from White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater about successor to Meese reported [Ex-White House political director Edward ROLLINS - says quick selection of successor is needed.] Possible successors listed. [Senators Dennis DeCONCINI, Arlen SPECTER, Strom THURMOND - recommend ex-sen. Paul Laxalt, ex-Pennsylvania governor Richard Thornburgh and Elizabeth Dole, respectively.] Other choices named: Carla Hills, William Ruckelshaus and Interior Secretary Don. Hodel. [Senator Dan. Patrick MOYNIHAN - says we have not had attorney general for last year and a half.] [Vice President George BUSH, Governor Michael DUKAKIS - comment on Meese resignation.]
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Jennings, Peter
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