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Deaver Trial #553856

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 25, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: James Polk) Trial of former White House aide Michael Deaver featured; details given of Deaver's alleged misconduct, scenes shown. Deaver reported setting up meeting between President Reagan and South Korean trade official just after he signed contract with South Korean government Deaver reported making telephone call to Elizabeth Dole which brought him quarter of a million dollars by stopping takeover of TWA. Deaver reported helping with Canada-US summit and acid rain issue and then asking for Canadian consulting position. Prosecution reported having difficulty proving charges against Deaver. White House officials reported experiencing memory loss on stand. Former cabinet member Drew Lewis' testimony regarding Canada acid rain issue reported Lewis noted recalling few details. Secretary of State George Shultz mentioned praising Deaver. Shultz's comments quoted regarding Deaver's character. Deaver reported denying telephone call to former Trans. Secretary Elizabeth Dole and she reported not recalling it either. Former chief of staff Don. Regan and Admiral John Poindexter mentioned disagreeing how Korean official met with President Reagan. Ambassador to South Korea Richard Walker's comments regarding the meeting with Korean official given. Jury noted having have to decide which witness to believe. Possibility mentioned of Deaver taking stand to discuss his alcohol problem. (Artist: Betty Wells)

Brokaw, Tom;
Polk, James

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