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(Studio) Admin. sources say President Carter decides to support sweeping changes in labor laws, supported by unions. Details noted; Carter endorsement doesn't include support of repealing Taft-Hartley Act section with regard to state right-to-work laws. President also rptdly. concerned with regard to USSR telephone taps in US. Govt. sources confirm United States intelligence agencies have learned to tap USSR taps and moves to protect United States telephone calls underway.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Eavesdropping equipment is on roof of USSR embassy in DC; it permits Sovs. to tap long distance calls transmitted via microwave signals. Plans under consideration to protect government officials and private citizens from taps noted. Senator Dan. Patrick Moynihan says more should be done. [MOYNIHAN - says administration should tell USSR to get receivers off embassy as clearly as Kennedy told them to get missiles out of Cuba.] Practically speaking, there's little to be done that way, as USSR officials are protected by diplomatic immunity.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
- Graham, Fred;
- Mudd, Roger
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