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Mideast News Coverage / FBI Investigation #527647

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 23, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan, claiming recent news leak threatened life of then Mideast envoy Robert McFarlane, reported ordering FBI to investigate leak.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Santa Barbara, California) President's order to FBI, the investigation itself being classified, outlined. [REAGAN - declines comment on issue.] FBI said questioning Secretary of State George Shultz, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, CIA dir. William Casey, Chief of Staff James Baker and former national security adviser William Clark; basis of Reagan's concern explained. [Edwin MEESE - claims media coverage of issue jeopardized McFarlane's life and/or mission.] Clark thought administration official pressuring Reagan to crack down on leaks.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea
Duration:
00:01:50

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