Resignation of CIA Director Webster

President Bush announced the resignation of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency William Webster before reporters in the White… read more

President Bush announced the resignation of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency William Webster before reporters in the White House. President Bush lauded Mr. Webster for providing intelligence to the executive branch without attempting to determine policy, and said no successor to the post had been selected. Mr. Webster said he wanted to return to private law practice. Following Mr. Webster’s remarks, the president answered questions on a number of topics including the Brady handgun control bill, continuation of aid to the Soviet Union, and the leadership competency of Vice President Quayle. President Bush reaffirmed his confidence in Dan Quayle, and said he was not going to change his mind on keeping him on the ticket in the 1992 presidential election. close

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Resignation of CIA Director Webster

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Program ID:
17875-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Briefing Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 8, 1991
Last Aired:
May 9, 1991

Airing Details

  • May 08, 1991 | 8:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 09, 1991 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 09, 1991 | 3:41am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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