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The Money Trail (Campaign Funds and The FEC) #617066

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 27, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Announcement from Attorney General Janet Reno that an independent counsel is not needed to look into Democratic campaign finances reported; details given of the Democratic National Committee's return of millions in illegal contributions. [RENO - makes the announcement.] [Senator John McCAIN, Representative Dan BURTON - cite DNC campaign violations of the law.] The DNC's plans to return millions in questionable funds noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Gwen Ifill) Why the Federal Election Commission, the agency that is supposed to enforce campaign finance laws, does not do its job featured; examples cited. [Federal Election Commission Scott THOMAS - says they are outgunned.] [Former DNC fund raiser Tony COEHLO - says the Federal Election Commission is a toothless tiger.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Ifill, Gwen;
Myers, Lisa

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