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Campaign '88 / Bush / Iran/Contra Issue #559083

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 07, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) "Washington Post" reported claiming Vice President George Bush's involvement in Iran/Contra scandal greater than previously thought. Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) Bush shown trying to manage Iran/Contra scandal damage in Johnston, Iowa. [BUSH - says only supported President] "Washington Post" article discussed and quoted on screen. Bush's testimony during Iran/Contra scandal hearings reviewed. [BUSH - defends testimony.] Iowa debate mentioned. [Cand. Pat ROBERTSON - comments on Bush's actions.] [Senator Robert DOLE - comments on situation.] Excerpts from Bush's autobiography "Looking Forward" quoted on screen. [On "Meet the Press", BUSH - admits mistakes during Iran/Contra scandal.] [BUSH - refuses to say what he advised President during Iran/Contra scandal.] FBI and independent council Lawrence Walsh reported asking Bush questions.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Cand. Gary Hart quoted regarding mistakes. Cand. Paul Simon noted joining other cands. in support of oil import fees. Simon quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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