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Senate Hearings / Tower / Defense Department #567149

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Senator Armed Services Committee reported delaying confirmation vote of Defense Secretary-designate John Tower until another FBI investigation is conducted with regard to allegations of his personal impropriety. [Senator Sam NUNN - says post is important] FBI reported interviewing empls. in DC restaurant with regard to Tower's alleged public drinking. [Senator Trent LOTT - defends Tower.] [Representative Les ASPIN - comments on situation.] [President George BUSH - comments on government ethics.] Senators quoted with regard to difficulty of decision.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw)"Defense News", an influential military journal, reported asserting that Tower should withdraw from selection.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea
Duration:
00:02:40

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