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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 05, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - resigns.] Indep. cncl. report with regard to Meese reported filed in Washington, DC federal court [MEESE - says special prosecutor James McKay didn't call for his indictment.] Report noted critical of Meese's relationship with E. Robert Wallach; Wedtech Corporation scandal and Iraqi oil pipeline issue recalled. [McKAY - refuses comment.] [Senator Carl LEVIN - applauds Meese's resignation.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Rita Braver) Possible Meese successor noted unknown.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan reported receiving news of Meese's resignation as he was leaving to visit El Salvador's ailing President Jose Napoleon Duarte. [REAGAN - comments.] [White House chief of staff Ken. DUBERSTEIN, Senator Orrin HATCH, Michael DUKAKIS and Jesse JACKSON - comment on resignation.] Vice President George Bush's campaign '88 noted vulnerable to Meese scandals. Admin. source quoted.

Braver, Rita;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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