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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reality Check story introduced.
(Washington: Eric Engberg) Senate investigation into an attempt to undermine the Democratic opposition during the '88 campaign examined; the racially charged Willie Horton ad attacking Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis shown. CBS News evidence reportedly linking the committee that produced the ad and George Bush's organization outlined; details given of the roles of intelligence operator Candace Strother, who specialized in opposition research for the Bush campaign, and her friend Elizabeth Fediay, who worked for the supposedly independent National Security Political Action Committee, which put out the Horton ad. Memo from Federal Election Commission general counsel Lawrence Noble reviewing the allegation that Strother gave Horton newspaper clippings to Fediay quoted. [Democratic Party attorney Joseph SANDLER - comments.] Strother's move to Fediay's payroll and then on to a political appointment in the Interior Department after the Bush victory detailed. Investigations of the irregularities by a House subcommittee led by Representative Mike Synar noted.
- Engberg, Eric;
- Rather, Dan
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