CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 08, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Accusations reported made against Defense Secretary-designate John Tower with regard to his alleged role in Defense Department corruption scandal. Senator Sam Nunn reported asserting that he will not vote for Tower's confirmation. President Bush quoted with regard to his continuing support of Tower. Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Schieffer) White House attorney C. Boyden Gray reported meeting with Senator Armed Services Committee with regard to Tower. [NUNN - comments on situation.] [Senator William COHEN - says Senator John Warner phoned him at home with regard to latest allegations against Tower.] Repercussions of vote delay upon White House- Congress relations and Tower's influence as defense secretary discussed. [Senator James EXON - comments on situation.] [NUNN - says if allegations are not clarified, Tower nomination is in jeopardy.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Lesley Stahl) White House reaction to Tower controversy discussed. [BUSH - defends Tower; criticizes Nunn.] White House noted delaying latest vote because of new allegations against Tower; details given. Sources noted criticizing White House chief of staff John Sununu for mishandling Tower controversy. [Carter administration press secretary Jody POWELL - says Sununu should not have allowed Bush to comment on situation.]
(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Rita Braver, Bob Schieffer) Justice Department sources quoted with regard to suspicion that Tower staff members accepted money while working in Senate; details given of Defense Department corruption investigation called "ill wind." White House, Justice Department and Senator Armed Services Committee noted disturbed by these allegations. Warner noted refusing to comment on Tower's endangered confirmation.
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