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Sununu Resignation #132935

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 03, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Resignation of White House Chief of Staff John Sununu featured; his letter to President Bush quoted. [SUNUNU - says Bush does not need an extra target during the campaign.] [Senator Robert DOLE - talks about Sununu.] Consideration of Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner as Sununu's successor noted. Sununu's role as a certified conservative in the Bush circle mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Jeff Greenfield) The role of the Sununu-like figure as chief of staff in any president's circle examined; scenes shown of Jimmy Carter's Bert Lance, Ronald Reagan's Donald Regan. Complaints about Sununu, including his use of government planes for personal travel, that led to his downfall recalled. [On "McLaughlin One on One", SUNUNU - says president ad-libbed suggestion to lower credit card interest rates.]

Greenfield, Jeff;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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