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Campaign Finance / Democrats / Clinton #171720

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 03, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Linda Douglass) The involvement of then-deputy White House chief of staff Harold Ickes in questionable Democratic campaign finances examined. [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - comments.] [Potential contributor William MORGAN - cites telephone calls from the administration.] The question of using tax exempt groups to raise campaign funds for President Clinton's reelection campaign raised.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: John Donvan) The unprecedented scale of Democratic fund raising in the '96 election examined; details given as to how donors got access to the White House itself, including a stock promoter Eric Wynn, who was linked to a crime family and Wang Jun, Gregory Loutchansky and Jorge Cabrera, all of whom had questionable backgrounds. [Presidential advisor Dick MORRIS - says the president felt like he was auctioning off body parts.] [White House counsel's office Lanny DAVIS - calls for tighter vetting.] [Bush White House counsel C. Boyden GRAY - explains the access during the Bush years.]

Donvan, John;
Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter

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