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Campaign Fund Raising / White House Coffees / Legislation / Democrats and Indian Gambling #615803

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 07, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Bloom) Senate committee investigation into videotapes of the White House coffees in which President Clinton met with potential donors to the Democratic Party outlined. [Committee chairman Senator Fred THOMPSON - lectures the president about fund-raising activities and covering up.] [Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN -defends the integrity of Attorney General Janet Reno.] [Former deputy White House chief of staff Harold ICKES - says their were no violations; accuses Republicans of the same wrongdoing.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The death of the campaign finance reform legislation via Republican procedural actions in the Senate. [Minority leader Senator Tom DASCHLE - comments.]

(Capitol: Lisa Myers) The meetings between Indian tribes and top Democratic officials concerning casino gambling to raise money for local services featured; details given of the contributions the larger tribes made to Democrats putting pressure on Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to keep out the competition; scenes shown from Hudson, WI. [Red Cliff tribal chairman George NEWAGO - briefly comments.] Statement from Paul Eckstein about Babbitt and Indian campaign money quoted. [Centers for Public Integrity Charles LEWIS - calls the situation a quid pro quo.]

Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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