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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: Andrea Mitchell) The reaction of President Clinton and his administration to the appointment of Republican Kenneth Starr as special counsel to take over the Whitewater investigation featured. [STARR - comments on the president.] [Representative Bill RICHARDSON - says Starr pondered filing a legal brief in the Paula Jones lawsuit.] [Clinton attorney Robert BENNETT - says Starr should step down.] The question of whether or not Starr will reopen the investigation of the connections of the White House staff with the Treasury Department noted. Attorney General Janet Reno said also to recommend a special counsel be named to investigate Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy's ties to the Tyson poultry company. [HHS Secretary Donna SHALALA - responds to query about special favors.]
- Mitchell, Andrea;
- Williams, Brian
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