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Waco, Texas / Branch Davidians Cult Siege / Hearings #160876

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 10, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Brian Ross) ABC News investigation of the military's role in the initial federal raid on the Branch Davidian cult compound in Waco, Texas, presented; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms video from February 1993 shown. Document evidence indicating that the ATF lied about the presence of a drug lab in the compound, a condition needed for the military to get involved, and then covered it up cited. [Former DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) official Tom CASH - says there should not be gunfire at a drug lab raid.] Point-by-point refutation of the ATF claims about a drug lab at the compound presented in detail. The Treasury Department investigatory conclusion that the ATF did not mislead the military quoted. [On "This Week with David Brinkley", Treasury Secretary Robert RUBIN - comments.] [Representative William ZELIFF - questions the investigation of the ATF.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further reporting on the role of the military in Waco on "Nightline" noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian

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