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Carter Briefing Papers #537205

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 23, 1984
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(Studio) House subcommittee investigating Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign's acquisition of Jimmy Carter's briefing papers said concluding organization effort to pilfer papers existed in Reagan campaign lead by CIA director William Casey, then Reagan campaign chief.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Subcommittee findings examined; report quoted on screen with regard to Casey. White House Chief of Staff James Baker recalled contradicting Casey's claim of ignorance about papers; details given. [Representative Don. ALBOSTA - cites lack of candor among those interviewed.] OMB director David Stockman's use of Carter papers to prepare President for debate recalled. [STOCKMAN - claims he told all he knew about issue.] [Representative Robert MICHEL - believes Casey rather than Albosta.] Subcommittee 's claim that Reagan campaign's use of papers was federal crime mentioned.
REPORTER: James Polk

(Studio) Lack of White House reaction noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) White House strategy in controversy described. [REAGAN - notes press conf. ended last night.] President's loyalty to Casey, opposition to appointed of special prosecutor discussed. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - accuses President of blocking investigation.] [Democratic party chairperson Charles MANATT - thinks Casey should resign or take leave of absence.] Watergate recalled.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Casey's past controversies, include secret mining of Nicaraguan ports and questionable stock trading, recalled; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Polk, James;
Wallace, Chris

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