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Gingrich / Ethics / Analysis #169239

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 18, 1997
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(Studio: Deborah Roberts) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) The decision by the House Ethics Committee to reprimand and fine Speaker Newt Gingrich featured. [Committee chair Representative Nancy JOHNSON, Republican National Committee chairman Jim NICHOLSON, Democratic Representative Jim McDERMOTT - offer views on Gingrich.] The partisan politics of the Gingrich ethics case noted. [Representative John BOEHNER - says there is no case against McDermott in the House.] [Ethics Committee special counsel James COLE - comments on the amount of the fine.]

(Studio: Deborah Roberts) Discussion held about ongoing events in Washington with ABC News consultant Bill Kristol and ABC News political analyst George Stephanopoulos. [STEPHANOPOULOS - talks about President Clinton, the inaugural weekend and Gingrich's troubles; points out that it will be tough for Gingrich to carry out his job as Speaker.] [KRISTOL - offers perspective on Gingrich and Clinton.]

(Studio: Deborah Roberts) Stephanopoulos said joining the ABC News team on This Week.

Cochran, John;
Roberts, Deborah

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