ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 14, 1984
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REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Continuing controversy over Attorney General nominee Edwin Meese's personal finances revealed during Senator Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings examined; "Washington Post's" latest discovery of undisclosed personal loan to Meese's wife Ursula by Edwin Thomas, later appointed to government post, examined. Meese's February 1981 required federal disclosure form recalled denying any such liabilities. Senator Judiciary Committee recalled questioning Meese last wk. regarding 3 other Meese benefactors who later received government jobs; Meese's failure to disclose Thomas' loan noted. Meese's explanation last night for failing to report loan quoted on screen, discussed. [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - feels Meese should withdraw his name to prevent further embarrassment to President] [Senator Paul LAXALT - defs. Meese.] House subcommittee investigating Carter briefing book case reported voting to release documents implicating Meese. [President REAGAN - defs. Meese's nomination.] Possibility of White House aides such as James Baker testifying on issue of government appts. for Meese's benefactors mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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