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Enron Investigation / Politics / Campaign Reform #655940

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 15, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The latest developments in the Enron scandal reviewed; details given of accounting firm Arthur Andersen's firing of its auditor for destroying Enron documents and of Wall Street's delisting of Enron's stock.

(Capitol Hill: Jonathan Karl) Congressional investigation of Enron and its political influence examined; statistics on Enron's political contributions and lobbying. [Senator Carl LEVIN - says the appearance is money can purchase influence.] The recusal of Attorney General John Ashcroft, the entire attorney general's office in Houston and possibly Senator Phil Gramm from the Enron case noted. [Common Cause president Scott HARSHBAGER - talks about money, influence and access.] The possibility that the Enron case will revive the issue of campaign finance reform noted. [Representative Marty MEEHAN - says the scandal may motivate Congress to pass campaign finance reform.]

Brown, Aaron;
Karl, Jonathan

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