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Lance / Resignation Requests #50559

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 05, 1977
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(Studio) Senators Abraham Ribicoff and Charles Percy call for resignation of Bert Lance as OMB director Senators are on Govt. Affairs Committee
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Earlier statements by Ribicoff favoring Lance recalled. [RIBICOFF - notes new information alleging illegalities by Lance, which made necessary conversation with President Carter.] [PERCY - as result of staff investigation, has recommended Lance resign or step aside to defend self properly against allegations in media and in information collected.] [RIBICOFF - believes Lance resignation wiser course.] In reaction Carter thanks Senators for holding hearings quickly for all facts to emerge. Lack of pres. support noted in Carter reaction.
REPORTER: David Garcia

(DC) Lance retention of OMB post said hardly possible. importance of OMB noted. President confidence and respect of-rest of administration said necessary for OMB director Carter's support so far noted. Slated hearings will severely interfere with OMB job for next 6 weeks
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

Cordtz, Dan;
Garcia, David;
Reasoner, Harry

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