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Senate Hearings / CIA / Lake Nomination Withdrawal #172043

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 18, 1997
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(White House: John Donvan) Angry reaction from President Clinton to Congressional treatment of CIA director-designate Anthony Lake, who withdraw his nomination, featured. [CLINTON - says the political process has descended into political revenge; calls for bipartisan agreement to pass a balanced budget.] [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - blames Senator Richard Shelby.] [SHELBY - defends his "fair hearing."] Current acting CIA director George Tenet said a likely candidate.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) The Senate's role in advise and consent on nominations examined. [At hearings, Senator James INHOFE - comments.] [Brookings Institution Stephen HESS - says the president should be given the benefit of the doubt.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - says some Republicans still want payback for John Tower.] [Senator Orrin HATCH, Tom DASCHLE - comment on the process.]

Donvan, John;
Judd, Jackie;
Sawyer, Forrest

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