CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 24, 1981
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(Studio) Indications of weakening White House support for CIA director William Casey reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Casey's Capitol Hill efforts to gain support following Senate Intelligence Committee announcement regarding his testimony about financial dealings examined; films shown. His mtgs. with Senators Howard Baker and Henry Jackson mentioned. [CASEY - doesn't think CIA has been damaged.] Call for his resignation by Senators Ted Stevens, William Roth noted. [ROTH - hopes Casey will vol. resign.] [JACKSON - notes committee 's lack of facts.] [Senator Walter HUDDLESTON - explains Democrat position.] Possible impact of allegations on Casey's future as CIA director considered; Senator Barry Goldwater's alleged response to telephone call from Casey this morning outlined.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
(DC) [President REAGAN - declines comment on Casey's possible resignation.] White House said believing anti-Casey elements in CIA are trying to railroad him out of office; administration cnsl. Fred Fielding's remarks outlined. Possibility of Casey's resignation discussed.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
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