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Justice Department-International Telephone and Telegraph #19781

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 17, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Hugh Scott summons newsmen to his home to read sworn statement of ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) lobbyist Dita Beard (whose memo started inquiry into Justice Department-ITT affair).
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [SCOTT - reads Mrs. Beard's statement which says she did prepare a memo at request of Bill Merriam, to him, concerning plans for Republican convention in San Diego, California, but it was not memo columnist Jack Anderson has put in evidence before Senator Says latter memo is a forgery and accusations regarding Attorney General Mitchell and antitrust case are untrue.

(Studio) Anderson says Mrs. Beard acknowledged memo as genuine to member of his staff before he published it.

Smith, Howard K.

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