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KCIA Intelligence Official Defects #243724

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 01, 1976
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(Studio) Justice Department may have breakthrough in probe with regard to South Korea bribery of US Congmen. FBI confirms reports South Korea agent has defected, talking to them and under FBI protection.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Defecting agent is South Korea senior intelligence official Kim Sang Keun. FBI took Kim and family from apt. and FBI agent left on guard refuses to open door. [FBI MAN - says no comment to any questions.] Kim rptdly. was contact between Korea government and Tongsun Park, who's been implicated in probe. In Illinois, another South Korea diplomat who obtained United States asylum talks to reporter Don Webster. [Lee Jai HYON - relates experience with Korea official who was taking cash to Capitol.] Ldrs. of House Ethics Committee have asked President Ford for access to Justice Department findings with regard to case, incl. disclosures by Kim. Today White House indicates this probably won't be allowed; pressure for further investigation is growing.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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