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Meese Confirmation #539953

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 28, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Unresolved questions of ethics in Attorney General-designate Edwin Meese's political favors for his financial associates examined. [Common Cause director Archibald COX - believes issue is of prime importance to society and government] Newspaper ads opposing Meese's confirmation and placed by Common Cause shown. Findings of special cnsl. Jacob Stein's investigation recalled. Questions concerning ethics of Meese's role in obtaining government appts. for business associates such as Thomas Barrack, suspicious circumstances surrounding his promotion in Army reserves, Meese's alteration of check records to avoid campaign financial laws reviewed. [Senator Alan SIMPSON - attributes flap to pols.] Disagreement within Govt. Ethics Ofc. over Meese's violation of ethics laws noted.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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