CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 27, 1984
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(Studio) Justice Department reported requesting special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General-nominee Edwin Meese's financial dealings.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Inquiry into Meese's financial affairs, especially Edwin Thomas' interest-free loan to Ursula Meese, which Meese failed to report and later government appts. of Thomas, his wife and son, discussed; issues under investigation listed on screen. Pattern believed developing in Meese's handling of his financial responsibilities cited; background to controversy reviewed. Roles of John McKean, Thomas Barrack, Gordon Luce, Edwin Gray in rescuing Meese from financial straits and fact that they all later received government positions discussed; investigation thought examining as well Meese's questionable Army reserve promotion and his possible role in stolen 1980 Carter campaign documents. Meese's reaction to Justice Department decision mentioned.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
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