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Meese Investigation #318300

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 31, 1988
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Bypassed Introduction [joined from Golf tournament]

(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Issue of memo from E. Robert Wallach to Attorney General Edwin Meese discussing plan to pay off Israeli officials, include then-for. min. Shimon Peres, for promises not to interfere with Iraqi oil pipeline reported Receiving of man of the year award by Attorney General Edwin Meese from ultra-conservative college student association reported; details given, scenes shown. Denial of involvement in bribery aspects of pipeline deal by Israel, though admission of Peres' meeting with Wallach and United States officials to discuss pipeline, reported Investigation into Meese's involvement by indep. cnsl. James McKay reported [On "Meet the Press", White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - says no reason for President Reagan to take action against Meese.] Justice Department staff reported hoping for some word of explanation from Meese.

Braver, Rita;
Spencer, Susan

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