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White House / Coffees Videotapes #170169

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 08, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Linda Douglass) Grand jury hearings on the delays in delivering the White House videotapes of coffees to the Justice Department featured; details given of the question as to whether the handing over of the tapes was delayed until Attorney General Janet Reno announced her decision that the coffees were legal. [White House special counsel Lanny BREUER; on Tuesday, White House counsel Charles RUFF - defend White House actions.] New information about the coffee held in the Oval Office outlined. [Before the Senate, White House aide Harold ICKES - admits the coffees were linked to fund raising.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: John Donvan) President Clinton's view that the videotapes indicate innocence featured. [CLINTON - says the tapes reinforce the fact that no one did anything wrong.] The fact that Clinton is "really frosted" about the way the White House lawyers have handled matters discussed.

Donvan, John;
Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter

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