ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 21, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(State Department: John McWethy) Push by Congressional Democrats for an investigation by a special prosecutor of "Iraqgate," the pre- Persian Gulf war aid to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from President Bush's administration, featured; scenes shown from House hearings. [Representative Charles SCHUMER - calls it a scandal.] [Representative Toby ROTH - says the administration is being mugged.] [Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence EAGLEBURGER - defends administration.] Issue of classified documents raised.
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