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Pan Am Bombing / BP & Megrahi / Flynn Interview #971054

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 22, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jill Dougherty) The question of whether BP tried to influence the release by Scottish officials of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi due to an oil deal with Libya examined; scenes shown of Megrahi going back to Libya. [Senator Charles SCHUMER - says evidence is overwhelming; comments on the Libyan doctor's health rulings; notes BP got the oil agreement.] [State Department spokesman P.J. CROWLEY†- denies the process was skewed.] [British Prime Minister David CAMERON - says there is no evidence the Scottish government was swayed.]

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Pan Am Flight 103 victim's brother Brian Flynn about BP's role. [FLYNN - calls it a perfect storm of corruption to get Megrahi out of prison; asserts the freedom of a convicted terrorist was bought; states we need to know why he was released & wonders why he {Megrahi} has not died.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Dougherty, Jill
Duration:
00:06:20

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