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A Closer Look (Secret Service and The President) #176214

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 28, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The consequences of what would happen if Secret Service agents testify against those they were assigned to protect introduced.

(New York: John McKenzie) The supposedly confidential role of Secret Service agents examined in light of the investigation into the private life of President Clinton. [Retired Secret Service agent Tim McINTYRE, Lawrence NEWMAN, Hamilton BROWN - comment on their jobs and politics.] Cases in which Secret Service agents did testify recalled. The legal issue of whether a president can stop Secret Service agents from testifying in a criminal case noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with New York University Law School professor Ron Noble about the Secret Service. [NOBLE - says the agents' relationship with the president would be undermined if they testified about private conduct.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John
Duration:
00:05:00

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