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South Korea Influence Scandal / Ethics Committee #253081

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 11, 1977
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(Studio) As Congress returns from recess, it's learned more members than previously thought are involved in South Korea influence scandal. Several Republicans and freshmen Congmen. complain at slow pace of House Ethics Committee probe. And is also learned key committee figure joins complaints.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Special council Philip Lacovara sends letter to all committee mbrs. saying chairperson John Flynt impedes pace of probe; reasons cited. Among other delays, Flynt has refused to sign papers to hasten passage of classified material from CIA, according to committee sources. Committee has asked Congmen. to voluntarily divulge contacts with Tongsun Park; sources say some responses have disclosed unethical conduct, but most reveal contacts considered legal. Representative Tom Foley reports receipt of $500 in 1970. [FOLEY - notes legality of such contributions in 1970 and lack of knowledge by anyone of Park's connection with Korea government] Committee to meet Wednesday and some members to request weekly mtgs.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Stahl, Lesley
Duration:
00:01:50

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