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House Ethics Committee / Korean Bribe Probe #251932

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 11, 1977
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(Studio) House Ethics Committee refuses to look at self in probe of South Korean bribery in Congress Some Congmen. feel committee not moving fast enough.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 20 freshmen Republican representatives ask that committee decide by June 1 whether or not to formally investigate congress members admitting part in bribery scandal and if any hearings will be public. [Mickey EDWARDS - notes lack of action.] 50 Democrats ask for progress report from committee ; committee says it's moving well. Committee member Bruce Caputo fails in attempt to get timetable for investigation of admitted participants and also to get committee members to swear they never took gifts. [Chairperson John FLYNT - doesn't think request appropriate. Says full disclosure has been made.] Flynt says public hearings will come when committee ready.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Marya
Duration:
00:01:50

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