NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Chip Reid) The renewed ethics crackdown in Congress featured; details given of bribery inquiries involving Representatives Bob Ney & William Jefferson, the continuing probe into convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the expanding investigation into the scandal that led to the conviction of former Representative Randy “Duke” Cunningham. [Democracy 21 Fred WERTHEIMER††- says we are facing the worst corruption scandals in decades.] [Monday, JEFFERSON – declares his innocence.] The resignation of Representative Alan Mollohan† amid questions about his finances and the decision not to investigate Representative Tom DeLay noted.
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