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House of Reps. / Wright Resignation / Democrats #122449

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Representative Jim Wright's last days as speaker of House of Representatives reported; details given of continued ethical issues in Congress; scenes shown. [Representative Tom FOLEY -says we need to return to feeling of mutual respect.] Issues involving Representative Newt Gingrich, his "hit list" of Democrats and Representative William Gray noted; Attorney General Richard Thornburgh said naming prosecutor Edward Dennis to investigate leaks of Justice Department investigation of Gray. [Representative Barney FRANK - calls leak despicable behavior.] [Representative Les AuCOIN - calls Congress environment "rotten."] Representative Claude Pepper shown lying in state.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC special on ethical behavior in American previewed.

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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