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Enron Investigation / Cheney vs. GAO #656195

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 30, 2002
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(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Kate Snow) The legal showdown between Vice President Dick Cheney and the Congressional General Accounting Office examined; details given of the General Accounting Office view that Congress needs more information about Cheney's energy task force and its consideration of a lawsuit against the administration. [Representative Henry WAXMAN - says the vice president has stonewalled the request.] [Former counsel to the House of Representatives Stan BRAND - says the courts have been reluctant to referee a fight between the president and the Congress.] [Georgetown University Mark TUSHNET - says the issue is whether the task force comes under statutory authorization.] [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER - says President Bush will stand on principle.]

(Saint Paul: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: Kelly Wallace) The White House reaction to the General Accounting Office request and a possible lawsuit reviewed; scenes shown of Bush's appearance in North Carolina and Florida. [Bush assistant Mary MATALIN - comments on the GAO lawsuit and the Democrats' politics on Enron.]

Brown, Aaron;
Snow, Kate;
Wallace, Kelly

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