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Agnew Probe / Statement / Richardson, Beall #229968

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 21, 1973
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(Studio) Vice President Spiro Agnew charges Justice Department with issuing news leaks to press to slander his name with regard to Maryland corruption probe involving Agnew.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Agnew states Attorney General Elliot Richardson and head of probe, United States attorney George Beall, must immediately investigate news leaks. [AGNEW - believes news leaks from Justice Department sent to press meant to influence grand jury.] Richardson to investigate leaks if any evidence of leaks found in Justice Department [AGNEW - insists press not at fault. To fight vigorously to prove innocence.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Attorney General Elliot Richardson and United States attorney George Beall respond quickly to Agnew statement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [RICHARDSON - shares Agnew's concern over false publicity, but insists Justice Department isn't source for such publicity.] In Baltimore, MD, Beall denies news leaks came from his office.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Cnty. grand jury in Maryland probes fund-raising dinner for Agnew last year Indictments returned; no other information
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred;
Serafin, Barry

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