CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 23, 1984
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(Studio) FBI and Justice Department investigations recalled finding no evidence of crime in Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign's acquisition of pilfered briefing papers of Jimmy Carter.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Findings of House subcommittee investigation into situation, concluding Reagan campaign received Carter papers through then-campaign director William Casey, now CIA dir. noted; other findings corroborating Chief of Staff James Baker's claim that he received documents from Casey examined, Baker's aide Margaret Tutwiler noted also claiming Baker received papers from Casey. [Representative Don. ALBOSTA - believes Baker's statement] Subcommittee 's claim that pilfering of papers was fed. crime noted; Albosta reported calling for Attorney General William French Smith to appoint special cnsl. to investigate affair. [ALBOSTA - comments on lack of evidence regarding mole inside Carter organization] [Representative Robert MICHEL - considers report a fishing expedition; believes Casey over Albosta.] [President REAGAN - notes press conference ended last night.]
REPORTER: Rita Braver
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