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Meese Nomination #92366

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 29, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Opening of Sen confirmation hearings for Attorney General-designate Edwin Meese featured; controversy over possible conflict of interest in his political favors for financial associates noted focus of hearings.] [MEESE - comments on photographers.] Senator Strom Thurmond mentioned late while Senator Patrick Leahy amused self with photography. [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - reads list of newspapers which had editorialized against Meese; accuses Meese of lacking integrity of character.] [Senator Paul LAXALT - dismisses criticism of Meese's appearance of insensitivity.] [MEESE - responds to critics.] Ofc. of Govt. Ethics mentioned releasing staff memo discussing Meese's possible violations of ethics in 3 instances.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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