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Justice Department and International Telephones Telegraph #222393

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 07, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee continues hearings on Justice Department settlement of ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) antitrust case and ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) contribution to Republican convention Acting Attorney General Richard Kleindienst testifies again.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(DC) [Former Kentucky Governor Louie NUNN - testifies about confrontation between Attorney General Mitchell and ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) lobbyist Otis Beard at Kentucky Derby. Mitchell had told her that was no place to discuss such things.] Kleindienst and former antitrust chief Richard McLaren change former testimony. McLaren says he did obtain outside financial consultant who recommended ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) settlement, through White House Aide Peter Flanigan. Kleindienst discloses letter and call from Attorney Lawrence Walsh, acting for ITT, asking for delay in court action 4 days before ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) board member Felix Rohatyn saw Kleindienst about settlement out of court [KLEINDIENST - denies columnist Jack Anderson's charge that he lied in denying participation In settlement.] [ANDERSON - reaffirms charge that Kleindienst lied.] Republican Chairperson Dole announces Republicans reject offer of financial support for San Diego convention from ITT subsidiary, although it was made to San Diego civic committee , not Republican party
REPORTER: Neil Strawser Artist: Marcia Danits

(Studio) Dr. Victor Liszka, who has treated Dita Beard for 9 yrs, testified on her physical and mental condition before committee yesterday.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(DC) [LISZKA - says no ethics were violated in discussing Mrs. Beard's health with committee Denies JustIce Department investigation of his wife for Medicare over charges has anything to do with his testimony.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Collingwood, Charles;
Schorr, Daniel;
Strawser, Neil

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