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Lobbyists / Deaver Controversy #309531

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 04, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Controversy over former White House chief of staff Michael Deaver's possible use of his administration experience and personal relationship with the Reagans in his role as private lobbyist now examined; "Washington Times" pol. cartoon shown. [DEAVER - questions legitimacy of furor.] Deaver's lobbying on behalf of Canada and administration's recent switching of its policy on acid rain in favor of Canada following meeting with prime Min. Brian Mulroney cited as example [DEAVER - denies discussing acid rain since leaving White House] For. govts. and companies represented by Deaver listed on screen. [DEAVER - comments.] [Representative John DINGELL - questions Deaver's credibility.] Dingell reported calling for investigation of Deaver's connections; United States clients said incl. CBS, Incorporated and Rockwell International Criticism of Deaver's February meeting with OMB dir. James Miller regarding B-1 bomber, manufactured by Rockwell, noted. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - denies such mtgs. are violating law.] [DEAVER - praises his success.]

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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