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Kelley / FBI Morale / Justice Department Investigation #247382

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 11, 1976
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(Studio) FBI Director Clarence Kelley says due to Justice Department investigation of org., morale low and many agents fear prosecution. He also listed some reform measures.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(DC) Changes announced by Kelley noted. Changes apparently result of recent allegations of improper action by FBI personnel. Allegations noted with regard to break-ins at Socialist workers party in New York City and Denver burglary of Social Workers party offices by FBI informer Timothy Redfear. Justice Department investigation noted. Reporter cites charges against some associates of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, who are also being investigated. (FBI film shown.) Public belief in FBI agents as tough but honest has been shattered. Cases of 2 assistant dirs., Nicholas Callahan and Richard Held, cited. [KELLEY - says won't again make categorical statement.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham (KMOH-TV newsfilm)

Collingwood, Charles

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