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Meese / Ethics #562500

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 03, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) Attorney General Edwin Meese reported going to China (PR) last summer; details given of travel agency using his name to book hundreds of tourists for same journey. Same travel agency noted using Meese's name to solicit trips to Japan; details given. Federal ethics law noted prohibiting use of public office for profit. Meese noted being investigated for possible violations; wife Ursula Meese mentioned. [Justice Department spokesperson Terry EASTLAND - defends Meese.] Meese reported believing was involved with non- profit organization called People to People, but unknowingly dealing with business called Citizen Ambassador Program; details given, scenes shown. Meese noted in Rome, Italy, for international police meeting Justice Department officials quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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