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Bush / Clinton Pardons / Presidential Powers #708974

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 27, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Yang) Moves by President Bush's administration to block the public release of documents from President Clinton's last-day pardons of convicted felons such as financier Marc Rich featured; details given of the Justice Department's arguments on the grounds of presidential privilege. [Judicial Watch president Tom FITTON††- says the Bush administration is covering up for the Clinton "pardongate" scandals.] The administration's efforts to also keep secret the records of Vice President Dick Cheney††'s energy task force & of the investigation of former Vice President Al Gore's fund-raising activities noted. [Duke? University school of law PROFESSOR - says the administration thinks the president can act in secret.]

Jennings, Peter;
Yang, John

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