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Bush / Noriega Drug Role #321586

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 08, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Issue of what Vice President George Bush knew about Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega's drug involvement reported

(DC: Jacqueline Adams) Denial by Everett Briggs, now ambassador to Honduras, of "New York Times" report that he discussed allegations about Noriega's drug involvement with Bush reported; details given. [Voice of BRIGGS - says we didn't have evidence of drug activities in 1985.] Insistence by Bush that Reagan administration didn't have hard evidence against Noriega until 1988. [BUSH - says we indicted Noriega when evidence was clear.] [On "Meet the Press", Senator Christopher DODD - says Bush should have known about Noriega.] Stmts. from Bush aides about how White House works detailed.

Adams, Jacqueline;
Spencer, Susan

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