CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 29, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Attorney General Edwin Meese reported being investigated by special prosecutor for possible bribery charges. Meese's attorney quoted. Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Meese reported allegedly receiving memo confirming bribery of Israeli official from friend and former attorney E. Robert Wallach. Bribe noted preventing Israeli interference with Iraqi oil pipeline that Wallach's client wanted to build. Source quoted regarding investigation. [Indep. council James McKAY - comments on investigation.] "Los Angeles Times" article reported asserting bribe aimed at Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres. Israeli government mentioned denying any wrongdoing. Meese noted refusing comment. Meese's attorney quoted on screen. Meese and Wallach's roles in Wedtech Corporation investigation discussed. White House officials noted asserting President Reagan maintaining confidence in Meese. Justice Department official quoted.
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