CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 16, 1988
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Reports introd.
(DC: David Martin) Investigation of Pentagon bribery and defense contract fraud discussed. [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - comments on investigation.] [Senator John WARNER - says scandal rampant.] Insider information reported passed between Pentagon officials and defense contractors; companies involved listed on screen. Ex-assistant Navy Secretary Melvyn Paisley's role in providing McDonnell Douglas with classified information discussed; government search warrant quoted on screen. McDonnell Douglas' statement with regard to Paisley quoted on screen. [Defense Secretary Frank CARLUCCI - comments on situation.] Scope of investigation outlined.
(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan reported meeting with Vice President George Bush, Attorney General Edwin Meese, and William Sessions; Reagan's spokesperson quoted on screen with regard to Defense Department scandal. [MEESE - defends administration stance.] Reagan's military buildup discussed; exs. of Pentagon waste and mismanagement given. [June 17, 1985, REAGAN - appts. panel to investigate contractors' fraud.] [Ret. Admiral Gene LaROQUE - criticizes Pentagon &admin.] White House official quoted.