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House of Representatives / White House / Perks Issues #586457

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 09, 1992
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(Studio: Katherine Couric) Federal grand jury reported indicting a former employee of the House post office for selling crack cocaine and other drugs to fellow workers.

(Capitol Hill: Andrea Mitchell) Recent House and White House scandals featured. [Representative Joseph MOAKLEY - comments.] [Representative James NUSSLE - says Democrats want a scapegoat.] House efforts to appease the angry public listed. [Representatives James MORAN, Paul KANJORSKI - talk about White House perks.] Democrats reported grilling White House officials about excesses. [Representative Dan BURTON - comments about Alaska trip.] ...... (Studio: Katherine Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush's defensive posture featured; examples cited. [BUSH - comments on Manuel Noriega conviction, Persian Gulf war.] Vice President Dan Quayle's golf trips on government aircrafts and White House Chief of Staff Samuel Skinner's use of Federal Aviation Administration aircraft while Transportation Secretary mentioned; scenes shown. [QUAYLE - blames Democrats.] Scenes shown of Bush with his son George Bush, who is reported urging White House aides to get their act together. Bush's approach to '92 campaign noted.

Cochran, John;
Couric, Katherine;
Mitchell, Andrea

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