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Intelligence / Contempt Charges / Cablegrams #244533

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 1976
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(Studio) 5 witnesses refuse to talk of government interception of private cablegrams.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 3 FBI agents, 1 ex-agent and National Security Agency (NSA) agent sworn in before House subcommittee [New York FBI special agent Walter ZINK - directed by Attorney General Edward Levi not to produce documents.] [Representative Bella ABZUG - says refusal will gain contempt of Congress citation, liable for fine and prison.] 5 could be prosecuted. [Representative John MOSS - says 5 acted arrogantly and contemptuously to Congress] Western Union International has already said it will claim executive privilege and refuse to answer questions.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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