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Ford Finances Investigation / Buchen / Accountant #243218

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 07, 1976
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(Studio) Special Watergate prosecutor's investigation of President Ford's finances appears to have taken new turn.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Indications are special prosecutor Charles Ruff has asked White House for detailed accounts of Ford's financial information when in Congress Late last wk., White House special cnsl. Philip Buchen called Ford's personal accountant to DC; accountant Robert McBain spent 10 hrs. in White House Saturday Says White House will have to answer when questioned whether he brought Ford's old financial records at special prosecutor's request; White House won't comment. Has been learned Ford's finances questioned prior to his confirmation as Vice President Confidential IRS (Internal Revenue Service) audit at time raised questions; these noted. Also questioned how he bought condominium in Vail, Colorado, in 1970; Ford's explanation noted. Ruff will make no comment on entire issue; only thing that's certain is investigation conts.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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