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Justice Department / Meese and Indep. Cnsls. / Thornburgh #117314

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 12, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Signing of order by retiring Attorney General Edwin Meese authorizing independent cnsls. to investigate members of Congress accused of criminal behavior reported [MEESE - says there has been disparity between way members of legislature and executive branch have been treated.] Previous exclusion of Congress from special prosecutor law noted. [MEESE - comments on federal justice system.] Swearing in of Richard Thornburgh as Meese's successor as attorney general reported; scenes shown. [THORNBURGH - comments on independent cnsl. ruling.] [Representative Barney FRANK - says ruling is revenge on Meese's part.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Troute, Dennis
Duration:
00:01:30

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