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Johnson / FBI Chief / Withdrawal #249682

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 29, 1977
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(Studio) Alabama Judge Frank Johnson's withdrawal as FBI director-designate, for health reasons and resultant concerns with regard to pension, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Johnson is in Montgomery, Alabama. [JOHNSON - will remain on bench; plans to get well, but it's slow process.] [Attorney General BELL - says government wrong when federal judge has to give up pension to move to job with government Will get corrective bill introduced soon.] President Carter's feelings re: Johnson as FBI chief noted. [BELL - states own and President's disappointment in turn of events.] Bell's request to present FBI director Clarence Kelley to stay in post till February 15 reported; attorney general's plans to find new nominee outlined.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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