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Campaign Fund Raising #175558

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 22, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Justice Department: Linda Douglass) The Justice Department investigation of the campaign fund-raising activities of President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore examined; details given of evidence linking the two to fund-raising calls starting in 1994. [CLINTON - says what they did was legal.] [Musician Frank Zappa's widow Gail ZAPPA - denies ever getting calls from the president of vice president.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Pendleton Act of 1883 that was designed to reform the civil service noted; section 607 barring the raising of contributions in federal building quoted. [University of Baltimore law school professor Charles TIEFER - cites the intent of the law.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: John Donvan; Capitol Hill: Cokie Roberts) The White House fears about the pressure on Attorney General Janet Reno to appoint an independent counsel, the strategy about the campaign finance laws and the likelihood that the Republicans would eventually be involved too discussed.

Donvan, John;
Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter

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