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Williams Resignation #77020

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 11, 1982
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(Studio) Senator Howell Heflin quoted with regard to Senator Harrison Williams' resignation in effort to avoid expulsion.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Williams' resignation announcement described, quoted on screen. Senator Dan. Inouye noted submitting Williams' resignation letter to Vice President George Bush; Senators Howard Baker, Robert Byrd quoted. [WILLIAMS - comments on his conduct.] Allegations against him and conviction in Abscam scandal recalled. [Senator Malcolm WALLOP - says Senator was prepared to expel Williams.] Senator investigation of FBI operation noted.
REPORTER: Brit Hume Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) [WILLIAMS - discusses his stance in affair.] New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean said appting. Williams' replacement; further discussion of issue on tonight's "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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