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Iran/Contra Scandal / Report / Meese #313548

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 19, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported continuing to ignore Iran/Contra committee 's major opinion. Attorney General Edwin Meese reported ridiculing idea he should resign. Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) [MEESE - says it's silly to propose he should resign.] Iran/Contra report quoted on screen regarding Meese's poor fulfillment of duties. [Senator Warren RUDMAN - says cloud of incompetence hangs over Meese's investigation of funds being diverted.] [MEESE - defends the Reagan administration] Report's criticism regarding Meese discussed; scenes shown. Report quoted on screen concerning Meese's actions during Iran/Contra scandal. [MEESE - says during hearings that he knew nothing of private funds to ransom hostages.] [Justice Department spokesperson Terry EASTLAND - defends Meese.] Meese's other legal troubles discussed and listed on screen. Calls for Meese's resignation noted. [Agronsky and Company spokesperson James KILPATRICK - says Meese should resign.] Conservatives' comments quoted respecting likelihood of Meese resigning.

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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