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Justice Department and International Telephone and Telegraph #19789

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 02, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee has approved Richard Kleindienst to succeed John Mitchell as Attorney General Kleindienst returns to committee to discuss charge ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) made political deal with government to settle antitrust suit.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Kleindienst admits to having talked with ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) director but knew nothing of ITT's contribution to Republican National Convention Richard McLaren, now a Federal judge, headed antitrust division at time. [Columnist Jack ANDERSON - notes attempts to cover up issue by ITT, John Mitchell and others.] Subcommittee subpoenas author of memo implying scandal, Mrs. Dita Beard, but cannot find her.

Clark, Bob;
Smith, Howard K.

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