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Senate Hearings / Tower #120657

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 02, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Revelation of new allegations about Secretary of Defense- designate John Tower's personal behavior at Senator Armed Services Committee confirmation hearings on his Defense Department post reported; scenes shown. [Senator John WARNER - says new material brought to committee must be checked out.] [Senator J. James EXON - says there are a series of concerns.] [WARNER - responds.] [Senator Sam NUNN - says all allegations must be checked.] White House support of Tower reported reaffirmed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) Review of President Bush's selection of Tower and of chgs. about his drinking and womanizing given. [BUSH - talks about clean bill of health.] [TOWER - says he laughed about newspaper reports] [At hearings yesterday, TOWER - says he has no drinking problem.] Tower's role as consultant to defense contractors detailed. [Representative Trent LOTT - says process may have weakened Tower's hand.] Question of Tower's managerial skills mentioned; Bush-Tower relationship reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ; DC: Brit Hume) Questions of possible impropriety concerning nom. of Tower, Health and Human Services Secretary-designate Louis Sullivan and newly confirmed HUD Secretary Jack Kemp reviewed.

Jennings, Peter;
Wallace, Chris;
Wooten, Jim

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