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Justice Department and International Telephone and Telegraph #222432

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 09, 1972
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(Studio) Columnist Jack Anderson testifies before Senator Judiciary Committee on his disclosure of Justice Department-ITT settlement and ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) pledge.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(DC) Anderson and his associate, Brit Hume, appeared with memo of ITT lobbyist Dita Beard, which set off controversy by alleging Attorney General John Mitchell was helping in settlement, and advising secrecy on ITT pledge to Republican convention Mrs. Martha Mitchell was spectator at hearings. Anderson says Kleindienst lied about having no involvement with ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) case and is unfit to be Attorney General Republicans Hruska, Fong, Cook, and Democrats Eastland and Ervin object. [HUME - reports on conversations with Mrs. Beard in which she stated Mitchell had told her of pressure from President Nixon to settle ITT case reasonably.] Mitchell scheduled to testify tomorrow. He denies statements attributed to him involving President with ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) case.
REPORTER: Neil Strawser Artist: Marcia Danits

Collingwood, Charles;
Strawser, Neil

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