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(DC) Senator hearings on Justice Department and ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) affair have yet to hear lobbyist Dita Beard and President Assistant Peter Flannigan. White House resists moves to have Flannigan testify with argument of executive privilege. Executive discretion has been used by many United States President, and Congress has fought it (esp. Senator Joseph McCarthy). Matter should have Supreme Court test as 2 rights (of Congress for information and of President for confidences) are in conflict.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid
- Sevareid, Eric
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