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Walsh / Independent Counsel #307852

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 19, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Item introd.

(DC: Rita Braver) Walsh profiled. Scenes shown. [WALSH - terms it honor to be chosen.] Walsh role in Vietnam peace talks recalled, as well as connection with bar association endorsement of Clement Haynsworth and Robert Carswell. [Former American Bar Association official Louis POTTER - praises Walsh.] [For. Affairs Committee Representative Dan MICA - comments with regard to appointed] Assignment given Walsh detailed; noted going beyond situation with regard to arms sale to Iran and money to Contras. Scenes of Contras shown. Walsh said to take over several Miami, Florida, investigation, include one probing administration links to Eugene Hasenfus. [WALSH - notes existence of several investigations and possibility of confusion.] [Federal Court Judge Walter MANSFIELD - notes larger issues.] Investigation estimated lasting 1 year.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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