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Espionage / Hanssen Case #195606

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 20, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(FBI: Pierre Thomas) The arrest of veteran FBI agent Robert Hanssen for spying for the USSR and Russia since 1985 featured; details given about the sensitive investigation into Hanssen's passage of classified information and how he was caught at a drop. [FBI director Louis FREEH - comments on the complaints against Hanssen.] [Hanssen's attorney Plato CACHERIS - comments on the spy case.] (Artist: Bill Hennessy)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Hanssen's letter to the KGB quoted.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The devastatingly deep damage done by Hanssen's spying reviewed; details given of Hanssen's roles as an FBI agent and as a spy. [ABC News consultant Vince CANNISTRARO - comments on the case.] [FREEH - says Hanssen checked FBI records to see if he was being investigated.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) Hanssen's quiet life in a Virginia neighborhood featured; details given of their background as Catholics. [Neighbor Nancy CULLEN - talks about the family's churchgoing.] [The Heights administrator Alvaro de VICENTE - wonders about an explanation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the Hanssen spy case on Nightline noted.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie;
McWethy, John;
Thomas, Pierre
Duration:
00:08:00

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