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West Germany / United States Spying #229679

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 30, 1973
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(Studio) Pentagon doesn't dismiss reports that spying goes on in West Germany. Civilians and reporters involved in buggings of telephone conversations.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Heidelberg, West Germany) [Mil. lawyer Howard DENIKE - identifies conversations with client earlier in year Believes serious violations have occurred with regard to lawyer and client.] [REPORTER - asks German newspaperwoman working for American- owned newspaper to identify taped conversation.] [Johanna PRYM - finds conversations.] CBS learns Army intelligence keeps files of CBS news in Germany. Documents gotten by Austrian Tomi Schwaetzer. [REPORTER - asks if he can disclose sources.] [SCHWAETZER - says he can't disclose sources, but has every reason to believe documents came from United States Army.] [REPORTER - asks if anyone inside military intelligence has confirmed documents' authenticity.] Schwaetzer says yes. At United States Army headqtrs. in Heidelberg, no United States spokesperson would comment. Statement released says intelligence activities in Germany to protect US Army in Europe. Complies with both countries' laws.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Mudd, Roger;
Sheahan, John

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