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(Studio) Representative Robert Michel reported calling for resignation of Environmental Protection Agency administration Anne Burford; Justice Department noted no longer defing. Burford against contempt of Congress chgs.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) [Representative Elliott LEVITAS - equates situation with Alice in Wonderland.] [BURFORD - is pleased by Justice Department decision.] Justice Department's criticism of Burford quoted on screen; White House aides noted claiming replacements for Burford are under consideration. President Reagan's continuing commitment to her mentioned. [Senator Howard BAKER - acknowledges Burford's political liability despite possibility of being innocent.] Burford's assessment of situation, as expressed in "New York Times", quoted on screen. Representative John Dingell mentioned rejecting White House proposals for access to Environmental Protection Agency documents need in investigation. Representative James Florio, calling for special prosecutor, said claiming evidence of political manipulation of Environmental Protection Agency superfund. [BURFORD - won't resign.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
- Rather, Dan;
- Spencer, Susan
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