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Texas Wiretapping / FBI #240135

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 1975
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(Studio) House Judiciary subcommittee hears testimony that FBI agents stood by while Houston police operated illegal wiretaps.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Houston's police chief Carrol Lynn says he notified FBI after learning of Houston police force's use of wiretaps, but he lean ed FBI in on it. [LYNN - says FBI agents did nothing.] J.P. Farris, former US attorney for Houston says he had been told FBI knew about wiretapping. [FARRIS - reports subsequent FBI probe into wiretapping charges less than thorough and less than aggressive.] [Representative Robert KASTENMEIER - states Houston couldn't get cooperation of local FBI.] FBI in Washington, DC actively investigating matter.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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