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Presser-Reagan Relationship #292258

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 17, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan's relationship with Teamsters president Jackie Presser recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) White House cnsl. Fred Fielding said warning President aides James Baker, Edwin Meese and Michael Weaver that Reagan should limit contact with Presser due to federal investigation of Presser's alleged embezzlement of union funds; background to allegations recalled. Teamsters, and especially Presser, recalled strongly supporting Reagan. [June 8, 1983, PRESSER - praises Reagan.] Presser noted visiting White House on several occasions; White House mentioned recently appointing major new commission to probe organized crime. Possibility of commission cracking down on White House appointees and criticism over commission member San Diego Cnty. Sheriff John Duffy due to his lack of response to organized crime noted.
REPORTER: Rita Braver

Reporter(s):
Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:01:50

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