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Bypassed Introduction [joined from Golf tournament]
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Issue of memo from E. Robert Wallach to Attorney General Edwin Meese discussing plan to pay off Israeli officials, include then-for. min. Shimon Peres, for promises not to interfere with Iraqi oil pipeline reported Receiving of man of the year award by Attorney General Edwin Meese from ultra-conservative college student association reported; details given, scenes shown. Denial of involvement in bribery aspects of pipeline deal by Israel, though admission of Peres' meeting with Wallach and United States officials to discuss pipeline, reported Investigation into Meese's involvement by indep. cnsl. James McKay reported [On "Meet the Press", White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - says no reason for President Reagan to take action against Meese.] Justice Department staff reported hoping for some word of explanation from Meese.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Pledge by Nicaragua President Dan. Ortega to pursue peace negotiations even if Congress passes President Reagan's request for Contra aid reported Report introduced.
(DC: Jacqueline Adams) Media blitz by Reagan administration stating that Sandinista government will continue reforms only if Contras survive, on eve of Congress vote on Contra aid, reported; details given. [On "Meet the Press", White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - says freedom fighters are pressure on Nicaragua.] [On "This Wk"., Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says can't believe some want to pull rug out from under strategy that is working.] [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - says must maintain Contra freedom fighters.] Positions of opponents of Reagan plan detailed. [Representative Thomas FOLEY - says proposal will be rejected.] Denial by administration that Reagan is considering asking third cntries. to replace United States funds; Iran/Contra affair recalled.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Return of James Denby to Illinois after release by Nicaragua reported; forcing down of Denby's plane over Nicaragua on December 6 recalled. [DENBY - says freed as act of good faith prior to Contra aid vote.] Report introduced.
(Managua, Nicaragua: Juan Vasquez) Attending by United States Congress delegation of anti-government demonstration in Nicaragua reported; details given, scenes shown. [Representative Mickey EDWARDS - says hasn't found freedom in Nicaragua.] [Representative Curt WELDON - sees need to continue pressure on Sandinistas if democratization to occur.] Stmt. from Nicaraguan family unhappy with government reported Govt.'s allowing of march detailed; scenes shown.