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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introduced.
(White House: Lesley Stahl) President Bush quoted regarding possible plea bargain that would prevent Manuel Noriega's case from going to trial. [BUSH - asserts United States policy toward Noriega.] Noriega issue noted dominating 1988 presidential election campaign. [In September, 1988, Michael DUKAKIS - comments on Noriega.] [Former State Department official Francis McNEIL - comments on situation.] Bush reported placing gag order upon Noriega issue.
(Miami: Rita Braver) Noriega's defense strategy examined. [Defense attorney Steven KOLLIN - says there will be no plea bargain.] Prosecutors noted attempting to persuade former Noriega aides to testify against him; photos shown of Noriega. Government sources quoted regarding evidence found in Panama.
- Braver, Rita;
- Rather, Dan;
- Stahl, Lesley
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