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Enron / Criminal Investigation / Bush Administration / Glassman Interview #655855

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 10, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Today's "explosion" of the Enron story with the opening of the Justice Department criminal investigation noted.

(White House: John King) The fallout from the financial collapse of Enron, which has deep connections to the Bush family, examined; details given of Attorney General John Ashcroft's link to Enron and of Enron's political campaign contributions. [President BUSH - expresses concern for workers who lost their life savings; says he has never discussed Enron's problems with chairman Kenneth Lay.] [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER - comments.] The number of investigations by the Justice and Labor Departments and several task forces discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Washington Post" writer techcentralstation.com host Jim Glassman about Enron. [From New York, GLASSMAN - says basically Enron was deceiving investors and analysts by lying about the company's debts; indicates the lesson for viewers is you can lose both your job and retirement savings.]

Brown, Aaron;
King, John

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