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Clinton / Whitewater Investigation / Special Counsel #150501

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 20, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Wooten) Attorney General Janet Reno's appointment of Robert Fiske to act as special counsel to investigate President Clinton's role in the Whitewater land deal featured. [FISKE - talks about the job; predicts that president and Hillary Clinton will give sworn testimony.] The investigation said to include the Whitewater deal, its links to the failed savings and loan Madison Guaranty, the finances of Clinton's gubernatorial campaign and the suicide of White House staffer Vince Foster. [Senator Robert DOLE - comments on Fiske's selection.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Little Rock: Mark Potter) The geographical Whitewater area in Arkansas featured; scenes shown of the area purchased by the Clintons in 1978 with real estate developers Jim and Susan McDougal. [Whitewater residents John LAURAMOORE, Diane BEBOUT - talk about the place where they live.] [Real estate broker Chris WADE - comments on the deal and why it failed.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The background to special counsels and independent counsels noted; Fiske's legal background outlined. [FISKE - calls his assignment important.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark;
Wooten, Jim

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