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Deaver Controversy / Lobbying #309692

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 12, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced

(DC: Rita Braver) General Accounting Ofc. reported accusing former White House chief of staff Michael Deaver, now private lobbyist, of possibly violating several conflict of interest laws in his work for Canada; background to controversy reviewed. Deaver's personal relationship with President Reagan noted. [Representatives Thomas BLILEY, Ron WYDEN - cite various aspects of issue.] GAO testimony of former OMB director David Stockman and former national security adviser Robert McFarlane said contradicting Deaver. [General Accounting Office spokesperson James HINCHMAN - cites possibility law was violated.] General Accounting Office said forwarding information to Justice Department for investigation. Similar investigation into former White House cnsl. Fred Fielding said feasible due to his relationship with Deaver; details given. are also seeking OPIC funds listed on screen, include group linked to Ferdinand Marcos; Manaforte's firm's income compared on screen to OPIC funds given these countries Manaforte quoted on screen. [Senator Strom THURMOND - calls for stronger ethics laws; explains.] Complexity of issue thought illustrated by Representative Don Fuqua whose House committee is preparing to hear Rogers commission report's criticism of aerospace industry in wake of Challenger disaster; Fuqua noted announcing plans to become aerospace industry lobbyist after leaving Congress [FUQUA - sees no conflict of interest]

Reporter(s):
Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:05:30

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