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HUD Department / Investigation #328500

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 13, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report of "Baltimore Sun" of huge fee to Virginia consulting firm in US Housing and Urban Development scandal noted. Report introduced.

(DC: Terence Smith) DC's fascination with this year's political scandal at U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department featured; Iran/Contra affair and Michael Deaver's lobbying excesses mentioned. [American Enterprise Institution William SCHNEIDER - says scandals are DC's versions of blockbuster movies.] Investigations of US Housing and Urban Development by FBI and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp noted. [SCHNEIDER - says Republican consultants were filling up with cash at HUD.] ["Washington Monthly" editor Charles PETERS - says President Reagan used US Housing and Urban Development as a "turkey farm," a place where you put inferior people; blames press for focusing on more glamorous areas of DC pols.] Former US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Sam. Pierce noted set to give testimony at next mo.'s Congress hearings.

Chung, Connie;
Smith, Terence

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