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Iran Arms Scandal #307834

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 18, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) Growing pressure on chief of staff Don. Regan to resign examined; scenes shown. [REGAN - will leave at President's request.] Tactic used against Regan described. [Senator Richard LUGAR - wants Regan and CIA dir. William Casey to leave.] [Jody POWELL - describes ploys used.] Carter admin.'s use of such tactics against Joseph Califano and Bert Lance and Reagan admin.'s campaigns. againstAnne Burford, James Watt and Margaret Heckler reviewed. [David GERGEN - describes psychological pressure on victim.] [Senator David BOREN - wants Regan's resignation.] [GERGEN - thinks Nancy Reagan is the deciding factor.] First Lady's current role in campaign against Regan described. [Patrick BUCHANAN - thinks Regan should do what President asks.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) President said remaining loyal to Regan; details given,.

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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