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Gingrich Fine #172573

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 17, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) Announcement by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich that former Senator Bob Dole will lend him the 300,000 to pay the fine for ethics violations featured; details given of their agreement. [GINGRICH - says he will pay out from his personal funds.] [DOLE - comments.] The reaction of the Democrats cited. [Representative David BONIOR - raises questions.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Capitol Hill: Cokie Roberts) The legality of the Gingrich-Dole loan and Gingrich's rating as leader of the Republican Party discussed.

Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter;
Roberts, Cokie

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