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Campaign Finance Reform / White House Videotapes #170148

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 07, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Two issues dealing with campaign finance reform introduced.

(Washington: Linda Douglass) The reaction in the Senate to the sudden revelation of White House videotapes of campaign fund raising coffees featured. [Senators Fred THOMPSON, Arlen SPECTER, Joseph LIEBERMAN, Richard DURBIN - say there is a pattern of obstruction of justice in the delays with regard to the videotapes.] [Senator Pete DOMENICI - says Attorney General Janet Reno should be relieved from duty.] [THOMPSON, Senator Robert SMITH - blame President Clinton.] [At hearings, former White House aide Harold ICKES - says it is not illegal for the president and vice president to grant access to supporters.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: John Donvan) The question as to how no one seems to have known about the videotaping in the White House examined. [White House aide Mac McLARTY - offers denial.] Statement from White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles that he did not know about the cameras, tapes or requests for them quoted. The request last April from White House lawyer Charles Ruff for any information about the White House coffees quoted. [RUFF - comments.]

Donvan, John;
Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter

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