NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 22, 1984
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(Studio) Attorney General nominee Edwin Meese, backed by President Reagan, reported seeking special prosecutor to investigate questions about his personal financial dealings.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Meese's request, following White House mtgs. with counselor Fred Fielding and Reagan, examined; letters of Meese and President quoted on screen. [Senator Howard BAKER - praises Meese's request.] Probability that his nomination will be campaign issue explained.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell
(Studio) Republican Senator's assessment of controversy mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Senator Judiciary Committee chairperson Strom Thurmond reported informing Meese and Baker of his support for Democrat call for broader investigation; issues listed by Democrats and Thurmond as needing investigating outlined on screen. [THURMOND - wants thorough inquiry.] Edwin Thomas, who loaned Meese family interest free amts., noted writing Senate committee of other unreported loans to the Meeses, include to pay their taxes.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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