CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 22, 1977
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(Studio) House subcommittee begins hearings, with regard to alleged South Korea influence buying in DC, with testimony from former KCIA chief. He calls it bribery operation ordered by Korea President Park Chung Hee.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Witness is Kim Hyung Wook, who broke with President Park and fled to US when Park rewrote constitution to keep self in office. Was head of KCIA when Tongsun Park began attempting to influence American Congmen. Kim testifies through translator. [TRANSLATOR - notes President Park tried to gain leverage with United States Congmen. through Tongsun Park's bribery operation.] Kim's statements with regard to black market money exchanges noted. [Representative Don. FRASER - asks Kim with regard to list of Congmen. produced by T. Park and his requests for money to help Congmen.] [KIM - (thru translator) says T. Park had list and requested money. Doesn't remember names on list.] Kim says he burned list on leaving Korea. (Film of T. Park shown.)Kim denies Tongsun Park employed by KCIA when he was chief, but remembers when Tongsun Park brought him 2 Congmen. [KIM - says 2 visited him many times and Tongsun Park was with them.] Sources say 2 are former Congmen. Richard Hanna and Cornelius Gallagher. Kim notes visits by other Congmen. and, when asked if US CIA and other agencies knew of it, asks how they could miss it.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall