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1980 Campaign / Briefing Book Controversy #291301

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 30, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan reported denying any wrongdoing in his 1980 campaign `s acquisition of Jimmy Carter's briefing book; Justice Department said now formally investigating matter.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Implications of Justice Department investigation considered; extent of Reagan campaign access to materials from ofcs. of Vice President Walter Mondale, ntl. security cncl., domestic policy office noted. [Carter aide David RUBENSTEIN - notes laws against diverting government papers to personal use.] [Representative Don EDWARDS - wants special prosecutor appointed.]
REPORTER: Rita Braver

(Los Angeles, California) [REAGAN - wants Justice Department to investigate incident.] White House aides' concern over public's perception of issue as being similar to Watergate noted; details outlined on screen. Possibility of sacrificial resignations considered; OMB director David Stockman, David Gergen, James Baker, William Casey noted all involved. Implications of effort to separate Casey from others discussed. [STOCKMAN - comments on his remarks in upcoming book.] Carter aide said believing Reagan campaign surreptitiously obtained foreign policy info.; details given.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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