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Homeland Security / Kerik Withdrawal / Nanny Problems #773677

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 11, 2004
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The withdrawal of Bernard Kerik as the nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security featured; details given about his nanny/immigration & other problems. [KERIK - offers an explanation about the problem.] [Yesterday, White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN - downplays the conflicts.] How nanny problems derailed two of President Bill Clinton's attorney general nominees & President Bush's nominee for Labor Secretary, Linda Chavez, reviewed. [American Enterprise Inst. Norman ORNSTEIN - offers perspective on the nanny issue.] [Former New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - says it's an embarrassment.] Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge's offer to stay on until a successor can be named noted.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: Rosiland Jordan) The White House response to Kerik's withdrawal reviewed; details given about the screening process for Kerik. [Representative Peter KING†, Senator Bill NELSON, Representative Charles RANGEL - comment on the vetting procedure.] The suggestion from Senator Susan Collins that Senator Joseph Lieberman or Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson be tapped for the Homeland Security post noted.

Seigenthaler, John;
Williams, Pete;
Jordan, Rosiland

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