ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 08, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Contd. investigation of Secretary of Defense-designate John Tower by Senator Armed Services Committee noted. Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) President Bush's stmts. about Tower reported; scenes shown of photograph opportunity following Bush's meeting with drug czar William Bennett. [BUSH - says he has not changed mind about Tower's qualifications for Defense Department post; discusses the confirmation process.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(DC: Jim Wooten) Tower's meeting with committee members Senators Sam Nunn and John Warner reported; scenes shown from Senator halls. White House cnsl. C. Boyden Gray reported bringing latest FBI report on Tower to committee [NUNN - discusses allegations and confirmation.] [Senator William COHEN - defends Tower on alcohol chgs.] Delay in hearings explained.
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