ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1980
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan's foreign policy adviser Richard Allen reported withdrawing from campaign staff; President Carter said also facing potentially embarrassing situation with regard to brother Billy.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(New Orleans, Louisiana) "Wall Street Journal" allegations that Allen leaked information in effort to profit from business ventures recalled; statement by Reagan chief of staff Ed Meese, and distributed by press secretary Lyn Nofziger, outlined. [REAGAN - comments.] Reagan's campaign efforts today noted. [REAGAN - campaigns.] Implications of today's activities within Reagan camp mentioned.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
(DC) "Wall Street Journal" report recalled; specifics of Allen's alleged behavior during term with Nixon administration outlined on screen. Grumman aircraft corporation mentioned. [ALLEN - denies allegations.] Allen's role in Reagan's political efforts discussed; films, photograph shown. [ALLEN - comments.]
REPORTER: Steve Shepard
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Saginaw, Michigan) President's campaign efforts today examined; presence of Stanley Walesa, father of Polish labor leader Lech Walesa, and New York City Mayor Ed Koch at functions noted. [CARTER - comments on United States hostages in Iran.] President's participation in annual garment district pre-elec. rally discussed. [CARTER - campaigns.] Carter's response to leak of Justice Department report on Billy Carter case examined. [CARTER - comments.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Justice Department's criticism of President Carter's response to brother's investigation examined; details outlined on screen. Report's criticism of Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti noted. [CIVILETTI - comments.] Recent report on affair by Senate subcommittee recalled.
REPORTER: Brit Hume
(Studio) John Anderson's assessment of own abilities in dealing with Iran hostage crisis and his announcement of additional television time purchased on elec. eve. reported; upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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