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Butz Probe / Kirkpatrick #225962

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1973
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(Studio) "DC Star News" reports Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz under probe by former Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox's staff.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Charges outlined involving Butz' attempt to influence former FTC Chairperson Miles Kirkpatrick in wine merger case. [BUTZ - admits talking to Kirkpatrick but timing coincidental. Criticizes young Washington, DC lawyers.] [KIRKPATRICK - admits Butz did try to influence him offhandedly.] No full-scale investigation underway at this time.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Cronkite, Walter;
Stahl, Lesley

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