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Carter / State Department #250597

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 24, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter visits Trans. and State Depts. today. At State Department, he talks about intelligence and secrecy.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Carter says he feels access to intelligence information should be restricted both at White House and in Congress and he hopes to do so at White House and that Congress will do so, too. [CARTER - says some of key sources reluctant to continue association with United States intelligence from fear of future exposure.] Carter speaks with regard to recent reports of foreign leaders being paid by CIA. [CARTER - notes 2 letters of apology with regard to reports that were false; says some reports had some degree of accuracy, but in his study, nothing improper or illegal found.] Carter's comments with regard to freedom of information laws noted. President attempts to send cable to Paris embassy.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) White House says President will name Thomas Morris as 1st inspector general of HEW. Carter announces today unused portion of transition fund to be returned to Treasury
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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