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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Cong. Campaign Records Subpoena / US Steel Lobbying #248062

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 21, 1976
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(Studio) White House appears unconcerned with regard to 2 reports about finances of President's years in Congress Watergate special prosecutor subpoenas Republican campaign financial record back to 1964 from Ford's old congress district in Michigan. "Wall Street Journal" says investigation appears to involve Ford's past House campaigns. 2nd report with regard to free golfing wkends. accepted by then-cong. Ford from United States Steel lobbyist William Whyte, who is friend of Ford's.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Spokesperson Ron Nessen says little on matter; White House Cnsl. Philip Buchen says he's convinced Ford not target of federal investigation. Buchen says he has no 1st hand information but suggests prosecutor looking at records because of maritime union investigations. Re: free vacation issue, Buchen says hard to set standard because congmen. didn't take code of ethics seriously then and had no force in law. Ford preparing for steamboat ride on Mississippi River on Saturday,; announces tripling of import duty on foreign sugar; good news for sugar producing states he'll be going through on river trip.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Puzzling aspects of subpoenaed records noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:02:00

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