In the United States, the 'Lance affair' is over....but many of President Carter's strongest supporters?
In the United States, the 'Lance affair' is over....but many of President Carter's strongest supporters are reported to feel that he was too lenient towards his close friend and advisor Bert Lance. The President announced on Wednesday (21 September) that he'd accepted Mr lance's resignation as serious allegations were still mounting about the career of the one-time Georgia banker.
SYNOPSIS: By the time he resigned, six Government agencies and three Congressional committees were probing Mr Lance's activities while he was banker. Finally, President Carter, who'd pledged the highest moral standards for his officials, announced that he'd chosen to allow his 46-year-old friend and advisor to resign.
After the President's announcement, Mrs Lance faced newsmen.