ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 28, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Jackie Judd) The convictions in the Whitewater trial in Little Rock of Governor Jim Guy Tucker and Jim and Susan McDougal on charges of fraudulently receiving federally insured loans featured; courtroom sketches shown. [Defendant Jim McDOUGAL, special prosecutor Kenneth STARR - react to the verdict.] The videotaped testimony from President Clinton that the defense hoped would counter the allegations made by former banker David Hale that Clinton pressured him to make an illegal loan to Susan McDougal recalled and the closing arguments noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Clinton's response to the verdict noted. [On the White House lawn, CLINTON - answers questions.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Brit Hume) The official response of the administration to the case and the spin on the verdict that may renew momentum on the whole Whitewater affair discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tucker said stating that he would not resign as governor whatever the verdict.
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