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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 30, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) White House sources quoted in with regard to Nancy Reagan being among Republicans urging Attorney General Edwin Meese's removal while President Reagan maintaining loyalty. Meese noted denying rumors that other Justice Department resignations to follow due to his questionable character. Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) [REAGAN - praises Meese.] Meese's reaction to resignations discussed. [MEESE - says Justice Department operating as usual.] Vice President George Bush quoted with regard to situation. [BUSH - says matter troubling.] Senator Robert Byrd quoted on screen with regard to Meese. [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - says Meese will leave office soon.] [Representative Charles SCHUMER - says no one can trust Meese.] [Senator Arlen SPECTER - questions how well Justice Department can run with Meese at helm.] Meese loyalists noted claiming Wedtech Corporation scandal and Iraqi oil pipeline issue resulting in no indictments, thus proving Meese's innocence. [On "CBS This Morning", Ex-Attorney General Elliot RICHARDSON - comments on situation.] [Ex-Justice Department official Thomas PUCCIO - says credibility problem exists.] White House sources quoted with regard to Reagan and Meese.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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