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Nicaraguan Contra Funding Scheme / Bush #321205

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 16, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Vice President George Bush's aide Don. Gregg reported accused during secret Senator hearings of managing Contra supply network. Richard Brenneke reported testifying that he warned Gregg that drug dealers involved in Contra supply. [BUSH - accuses Senator John Kerry of playing pols.] Gregg noted denying knowing Brenneke. Gregg mentioned close friend of Felix Rodriguez. Bush and Gregg's involvement with Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North's Contra supply operation illustration and discussed. Gregg quoted with regard to Iran/Contra scandal.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Bruce Morton) CBS-"New York Times" poll results re: Bush's involvement in Iran/Contra scandal illustration [Jesse JACKSON - campaigns. with regard to drugs.] Democrats handling of drug issue cited. [Michael DUKAKIS - praises Massachusetts's unempl. rate.] Democrats handling of economy issues noted. [BUSH - denigrates Dukakis' defense views.] Republicans perceived handling foreign policy and defense issues better than Democrats [Pol. consultant David SAWYER - comments on Bush and Reagan's coattails.] Further poll results illustration Bush noted viewed as knowing more with regard to Iran/Contra scandal than he will admit. [Republican pollster Linda DIVALL - comments on Bush.] Bush noted having mos. to correct problems.

Engberg, Eric;
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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