NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 14, 1984
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(Studio) Senator Howard Metzenbaum reported calling for Edwin Meese to withdraw from nomination as Attorney General due to continued controversy over his personal financial dealings; President Reagan mentioned continuing support of Meese.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Meese noted declining comment on 1980 loan to wife Ursula from Edwin Thomas, later appointed to 2 important government posts, which he failed to report on his federal disclosure statement; Meese noted also failing to inform Senate Judiciary Committee of loan. His explanation to committee yesterday quoted on screen. Committee members' concern over apparent pattern in Meese getting government posts for those who have loaned him money examined; loans and later government appointments involving John McKean and Thomas Barrack cited as exs. [REAGAN - supports Meese; feels Meese will be confirmed.] Both Democrats and some Republicans on Senate committee said opposing Meese now. [METZENBAUM - feels Meese's withdrawal would be appropriate.] Meese's contradictory statements on his knowledge of Carter briefing papers documents outlined.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
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