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Clinton / Pardon Saga #195661

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 23, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) The issue of former President Bill Clinton's clemency of four Hasidic Jews who are in prison for stealing millions from the government, rumors that Hillary's brother Tony Rodham may have been paid for help with clemency requests, questions about whether pardoned drug dealer Carlos Vignali paid brother Roger Clinton, too, and legal work done by Hillary's campaign treasurer for pardons examined; details given of suspicions that Clinton granted clemency to the Jews in return for political contributions and neighborhood votes for Senator Hillary Clinton. [January 29, Hillary CLINTON - says she never made her views known.] [In Florida, Hugh RODHAM - refuses questions.] Statement from Roger Clinton in the Los Angeles Times quoted. [Representative Dan BURTON - raises the money issues.] [Hillary Clinton treasurer William CUNNINGHAM - comments on Hollywood figure Harry Thomason's role in the pardons.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Cochran) The troublesome background of the Clintons' relatives Hugh and Tony Rodham and Roger Clinton reviewed; specifics detailed. [Former Clinton aide David GERGEN - says the president must set high standards for his relatives and aides.]

Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie

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