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Justice Department and International Telephone and Telegraph #20029

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 06, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Mike Mansfield says Senator action on Richard Kleindienst's nomination as Attorney General, postponed until Senator Judiciary Committee completes investigation of Justice Department settlement of antitrust suit against ITT. ITT had subsequently pledged to help support Republican convention costs.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capitol Hill) Dr. Victor Liszka, heart specialist treating ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) lobbyist Dita Beard, testifies before Senator Judiciary Committee Mrs. Beard is in a Denver hospital with heart condition, but may be able to testify in a wk. She told doctor she didn't mean to imply in her memo that convention pledge was payoff for antitrust agreement.
REPORTER: Bob Clark

(DC) [Dr. LISZKA - says Mrs. Beard insists settlement was independent of pledge. Says Mrs. Beard lacks proper judgement due to health.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(Capitol Hill) Reporter for columnist Jack Anderson, Brit Hume, present when Mrs. Beard discussed memo, challenges Dr. Liszka's account of her statements. He will testify later. Former Attorney General John Mitchell, now President Nixon's campaign manager, expected to testify soon.
REPORTER: Bob Clark

Reporter(s):
Clark, Bob;
Downs, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:20

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