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Marston Affair #254750

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 23, 1978
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(Studio) Trip to Philadelphia by Attorney General Bell's top assistant, to supervise departure of fired United States attorney David Marston, reported Marston's investigation of alleged political corruption noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Details given of assistant Attorney general Benjamin Civiletti's remarks to staff in Marston's office with regard to continuation of probe into allegations of political corruption, possibly involving 2 Democrat Congmen., Joshua Eilberg and Dan. Flood. Civiletti's claim that Justice Department didn't know of investigation of Congmen. when decision made to fire Marston noted. [CIVILETTI - doesn't think Justice bowed to pressure from any Congman. under any investigation; cites details.] [MARSTON - says he told deputy associate general Russell Baker facts of Hahnemann Hospital case, and who might be involved, in November] Marston's challenge of Justice Department on each point outlined.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Mudd, Roger;
Schakne, Robert

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