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US-USSR / Grain Trade #22512

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 21, 1972
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(Studio) Republican national chairperson Robert Dole says Senator McGovern jeopardizes US-USSR grain trade with charges against Nixon administration Claims no indication of unethical behavior by administration Controversy over FBI investigation develops. Issue: Did Vice President Agnew err in saying FBI investigating, when not the case? Some say Agnew statement spurred Nixon call for investigation.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Nashville, Tennessee) Agnew stung by reports he fumbled in premature announcement of FBI grain deal investigation. At news conference Agnew includes Congress in criticism. [AGNEW - says report of his fumble untrue.] Irritated, he shuts off further questions, saying whole mess semantics. White House denies any mix-up in communications between White House and Agnew.

Gill, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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