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September 11 / Commission Hearings / Rice #751677

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 30, 2004
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) President Bush's change of mind about allowing National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice† to testify in public before the commission investigating the September 11 attacks featured; details recalled of the explosive charges by former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke that touched off a political firestorm & of the "deal" behind Rice's appearance. [BUSH - explains his decision; states views on executive privilege.] [9/11 commission chair Thomas KEAN†- cites the importance of public testimony by Rice.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The contradictions between what Rice & others have said about terrorism before September 11 reviewed; examples cited with Rice quoted. [KEAN - outlines what will be asked of Rice.] [At March 24 hearings, deputy Secretary of State Richard ARMITAGE†- comments on a "plan" to attack Al Qaeda.] [March 24, CLARKE; March 22, RICE - offer views on Clarke's suggestions.] [CLARKE, RICE - offer differing opinions on whether the Bush administration considered terrorism urgent.] [9/11 commission member Richard BEN-VENISTE†, CLARKE, RICE - comment on September 11 & a connection between Iraq & Al Qaeda.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings, George Stephanopoulos) The White House's defensive view on the war on terrorism since Clarke's book & the public interest in the commission hearings discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Douglass, Linda;
Stephanopoulos, George

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