NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 14, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President-elect George Bush reported appointing trade representative Clayton Yeutter as his administration's agriculture secretary; details given. Bush quoted re: defense secretary position; ex-Senator John Tower recalled being considered for post. Report introduced.
(DC: Andrea Mitchell) [BUSH - praises Tower.] FBI reported making exhaustive background check on Tower; areas of inquiry listed on screen. Tower reported meeting with transition attorney C. Boyden Gray. [BUSH - says he hasn't seen FBI report] [Representative Patricia SCHROEDER - criticizes Tower.] [Ex- defense secretary James SCHLESINGER - says delays are damaging to Tower.] Tower noted expected to receive appointed
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