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CIA Report Leak / Schorr / Field / Kissinger #244266

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 12, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford offers Congress services of executive branch, incling. FBI, in tracing leaks of House Intelligence Committee's report on CIA.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Press Secretary Ron Nessen reveals Ford's offer to Speaker House Carl Albert. Entire report published Wednesday in "The Village Voice", liberal New York newspaper. Publisher Clay Felker says report found on their doorstep. "Washington Post" reports CBS reporter Dan. Schorr instrumental in giving report to Felker. Schorr says he won't comment until he figures where government going.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) [Staff director, House Intelligence Committee, A. Searle FIELD - says if President sincere about stopping leaks, should start in executive branch. Henry Kissinger is number 1 administration leak.]
REPORTER: George Herman

(DC) Albert ponders president offer.

(Studio) Secretary of State Kissinger denounces report's being leaked.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer, Walter Cronkite

(DC) Kissinger holds news conference [KISSINGER - says documents taken out of context. .. facing new version of McCarthyism. Misuse of classified information in irresponsible fashion hurts United States foreign policy. If in interests of American foreign policy, will step down. One should consider whether style of public debate should be that any public figure can be destroyed by most irresponsible and flagrant charge A lot of candidates have problems getting headlines; can't spend time answering all charges. US, China, P.R. and Soviet relations are too delicate to be used for partisan sloganeering.] Kissinger condemns kickback practices of Lockheed; he explains why he was for not releasing names of foreign representatives who recd. bribes.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb.

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Herman, George;
Kalb, Bernard;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:04:30

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