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Meese / Confirmation Controversy #89066

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 19, 1984
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(Studio) Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes said claiming President Reagan conts. supporting Edwin Meese as his nominee for Attorney General; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Postponement in Meese's confirmation hearings while Justice Department investigates his personal finances and considers need for special prosecutor reported; Justice Department said investigating Meese's investment in Biotech Capital Corp., owned by a friend, and personal loan by Edwin Thomas, who was later appointed to high level government post. [Senator Patrick LEAHY - notes extensive questions in Meese's life.] [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - calls for broad Justice Department investigation.] Meese noted filing revised disclosure forms today with government ethics office in light of his failure to report personal loans under scrutiny. [Senator Howard BAKER - doesn't believe investigation will reveal anything negative.]
REPORTER: Ann Compton

Compton, Ann;
Jennings, Peter

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