CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 14, 2002
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.
(New York: Gretchen Carlson) SEC documents on the Harken Energy Corp. noting the company's liquidity problems & the Judicial Watch lawsuit against Halliburton, the company formerly headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, examined. [On Monday, President BUSH - says he was vetted by the SEC.] [Former SEC chairman Richard BREEDEN†- comments on the investigatory process.] [Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN - calls for full disclosure.] [Judicial Watch Larry KLAYMAN†- says Cheney was head of the company & should take responsibility.] Statement in "Newsweek" from Halliburton CEO David Lesar† that Cheney knew what the accountants were doing noted.
(Studio: John Roberts) Statement from SEC chairman Harvey Pitt that he would vigorously investigate Halliburton noted.
(Washington: Joie Chen) The controversy over SEC chairman Pitt examined. [On "Face the Nation", PITT - says he will not step down.] [Common Cause Seth AMGOTT†- says there is a crisis in public confidence.] [On Monday, BUSH - defends Pitt.] [Senator Charles SCHUMER - says Pitt may have "gotten religion."]
(Studio: John Roberts; Washington: Gloria Borger) The political implications of the Halliburton-Cheney & corporate responsibility matters discussed.