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The Money Trail (Convention Campaign Finances) Part III #764288

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 01, 2004
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(Convention floor: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Brian Ross) Politics & money at the Republican National Convention featured; details given about the "war lobby," which represents companies seeking to profit from the war on terrorism & the war in Iraq; scenes shown from a party thrown by Blank Rome. [LOBBYIST - says it's good for America.] [ANALYST - talks about their insider access.] [HHS Secretary Tommy THOMPSON - comments on attending the party.] The role of the president's brother, Neil Bush, in a Houston-based company called Crest Investments, a financial partner with former Bush officials who help companies get contracts in Iraq, outlined; videotaped deposition of Neil Bush stating his role with Crest shown. [World Policy Inst. William HARTNUNG†- comments on the benefits of having the president's brother involved.]

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian

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