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Campaign Funds / China Connection / Reno / California Navy Port #374521

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 13, 1997
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The statement by Attorney General Janet Reno that she tried to reach then National Security Advisor Anthony Lake to tell him of the FBI warning that China was attempting to buy political influence reported. [RENO - thought someone else must have told Lake of the FBI briefing.]

(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) The hearings in California to review the White House plan to lease California's Long Beach historic naval shipyard to a shady Chinese shipping company called Cosco examined; details of the White House possibly influence selling to the Chinese via Johnny Chung reviewed. [OFFICIAL - says the move would mean jobs.] [RESIDENTS - express fears at turning over a major port facility to the Chinese.] [Defense Secretary William COHEN - says the plan will be reviewed.] [Chung's attorney Brian SUN - defends his client.]

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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