CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 02, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Questions arising from Lebanese abductors' release of alleged hostage Steven John Donahue, who claims to have been on mission for United States Drug Enforcement Agency at time of his kidnapping, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of DONAHUE - claims DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) sent him to Lebanon.] [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - denies Donahue was government employee.] Justice Department said acknowledging Donahue was informant for both DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and Customs; Donahue noted working with author Anthony Guest on book regarding Mideast drug trade. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - denies Donahue's situation is comparable with that of other United States hostages in Lebanon.]
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