CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 04, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Attorney General Edwin Meese reported naming third choice nominee for Justice Department vacancy. Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Schakne) Senate subcommittee report with regard to Meese's alleged misconduct discussed; details of Wedtech Corporation scandal recalled, scenes shown. [Senator Carl LEVIN - says Meese should have resigned long ago.] Senator report quoted on screen; Meese's friend E. Robert Wallach mentioned. Bell telephone scandal recalled. General Ethics Ofc. reported investigating Meese for allowing name and signature to be used by travel agency; letter to lawyers and busmen. quoted on screen. [Justice Department spokesperson Terry EASTLAND - defends Meese.] [Salt Lake City, UT, attorney Harold CHRISTIANSEN - praises Meese and says he would accept Justice Department position.] Legal analysts quoted with regard to Meese.
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