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The Money Trail (Democrats: Fund Raising) #615176

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 24, 1997
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[Intro bypassed.] NOTE: Weather bulletin on screen at various points in the broadcast.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) The Democratic campaign finance program called the White House ethnic outreach plan which was designed to court money from every ethnic and religious group examined; statements from the plan to attract African Americans, disabled and Asian-Americans quoted. [Vice President Al GORE - speaks to Asian-Americans at a fundraiser.] [January 14, GORE - claims he didn't know it was a fundraiser.] [Center for Public Integrity Charles LEWIS - says there is no way President Clinton and Gore could not know about the plan.] The question raised as to whether foreign policy was affected by fund-raising activities.] [House Rules Committee chairman Representative Gerald SOLOMON, Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Miklaszewski) The hosting of major Democratic National Committee contributors by the White House chronicled; details given of the "coffee cash" and the ethical questions raised by these political events. [White House counsel Lanny DAVIS - says policy was not influenced.] [Campaign Study Group Dwight MORRIS, CLINTON, Public Citizen Bob SCHIFF - comment on the sale of the White House.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Mitchell, Andrea

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