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Congress / Campaign Financing Hearings / Junket Trips #376682

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 1997
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reality check story introduced.

(Washington: Eric Engberg) The overlooking of the loophole in the law for so-called junket "fact finding trips" for Senator Arlen Specter, Senator John Glenn's aide Leonard Watts and Representative Dan Burton's aides paid for by China that is being ignored at the Congressional hearings investigating China's attempts to buy influence in the 1996 presidential campaign outlined; details given of the trips paid for by outside interest groups, often the government of China. [Senator Fred THOMPSON - makes accusations against China.] [Asia Pacific Policy Center Douglas PAAL - talks about China's use of freebie travel as a way to influence these senators.] [BURTON - comments on the Indonesian Lippo Group.] [Representative Lee HAMILTON - calls for an end to the freebie trips.]

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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