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FBI / Misconduct / Hoover / Domestic Intelligence #254538

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 10, 1978
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(Studio) FBI report of misuse of funds and employees by J. Edgar Hoover and top aides noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details of Justice Department report with regard to misconduct of Hoover and top aides Clyde Tolson, John Mohr and Nicholas Callahan given. Tolson's requirement of FBI workers to develop patented devices noted, include power window opener, one of which went to President Johnson's White House Report's note that Director Clarence Kelley has received goods and services, but has reimbursed FBI. Attorney General Bell's comments on report findings cited; remarks made at National Press Club luncheon noted also. [BELL - thinks end of Watergate syndrome being reached and Americans begin to regain confidence in government] Justice plans no prosecution of former FBI officials.

(Studio) Bell's testimony to House hearing, that no wiretapping for national security reasons has been practiced against any American since he took office, noted. Endorsement by Bell and CIA director Turner of legislature to require warrant for such wiretapping cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McManus, Jim

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