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Iran Arms Scandal / Regan #314346

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 18, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Nancy Reagan's alleged relationship with chief of staff Don. Regan now as pressure on him to leave conts. described.

(DC: Bill Plante) [President REAGAN - claims Regan's continued presence in admin. is up to him.] Regan's reaction described, shown; President's later comment quoted. President said withholding comment on Iran arms scandal until after next week's release of Tower commission report [REGAN - claims President will make decision on his resignation; remarks transcribed on screen.] Treasury Secretary James Baker, former Labor Secretary Drew Lewis and Energy Secretary John Herrington said allegedly being considered as Regan's successor. Implications of continued infighting over Regan's future for administration considered. Visiting Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir mentioned, shown.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Robert McFarlane, still hospitalized from recent suicide attempt, said meeting with Tower commission tomorrow on his role in Iran arms scandal; details given.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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