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Republicans / Atwater Controversy #569438

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 08, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Republican national committee chairperson Lee Atwater reported surviving controversy resulting from memo he endorsed with regard to Representative Thomas Foley; details given of Atwater's relationship with President Bush, scenes shown. [Former political rival Tom TURNIPSEED - says Atwater used his psychiatric treatments against him during campaign] Atwater's statement quoted. [Senator Lloyd BENTSEN - comments on campaign '88 and Atwater's unkind stmts. with regard to Michael Dukakis.] Atwater's actions during campaign '88 discussed; former Atwater aide Craig Shirley, Jack Kemp mentioned. [In 1988, Senator Robert DOLE - comments on Atwater press release.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - quotes Bush's response to Atwater's memo with regard to Foley.] [White House chief of staff John SUNUNU - praises Atwater.]

Mitchell, Andrea;
Utley, Garrick

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