NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 24, 1981
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(Studio) Controversy surrounding CIA director William Casey said intensifying; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Studio) Implications with regard to Casey's future of President Reagan's remarks today noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Casey's Capitol Hill efforts to recoup political position examined. [Last night, Senator Barry GOLDWATER - thinks Casey should resign for hiring Max Hugel; discusses Casey's financial situation.] Statement issued by Casey following telephone call to Goldwater quoted on screen; conversation between White House chief of staff James Baker and Senator Howard Baker outlined. [CASEY - says meeting with Senator Baker was private conversation.] [Senators Joseph BIDEN, Daniel MOYNIHAN, William ROTH, Henry JACKSON - outline their positions on issue of Casey's resignation.] [CASEY - feels he will be vindicated.] Republicans on Senate Intelligence Committee said considering hiring attorney to investigate possible perjury chgs.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit
(DC) [REAGAN - declines comment on issue.] President's statement, issued through spokesperson David Gergen following James Baker's assessment of situation, quoted on screen; concern over erosion of congress support for Casey discussed.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff
(Studio) Democrat and Republican breakdown of Senate Intelligence Committee and implications for Casey considered.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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