NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 29, 1985
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Opening of Senator confirmation hearings for Attorney General-designate Edwin Meese said focusing on Ofc. of Govt. Ethics staff report accusing Meese of violating ethics regulations and office director David Martin's decision not to pursue findings; background to criticism of Meese's political favors for financial associates Thomas Barrack and John McKean reviewed. [Senator Joseph BIDEN - questions Meese's failure to reveal financial relationship with McKean.] [MEESE - responds.] Violations cited by Ethics Ofc. outlined, discussed; Martin recalled Reagan campaign worker in Maryland in 1980. [MEESE - denies intentions of creating appearance of wrongdoing; claims to have learned better.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern