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Civiletti Hearings / Marston Affair #257231

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 07, 1978
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(Studio) Senator Judicial Committee Republicans move to turn confirmation hearings of Benjamin Civiletti as deputy attorney general into probe of dismissal of former Philadelphia United States attorney David Marston reported Today's testimony on FBI praise for Marston in Justice Department affidavit detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Remarks of senior Philadelphia FBI agent Neil Welch to deputy assistant attorney general Russell Baker on Marston's abilities quoted.; words were blanked out of document released to press and are now reported in hearings, by Senator Malcolm Wallop. [WALLOP - cites this as example of Justice Department attempt to salvage own image at expense of American public's information and at expense of justice.] Civiletti's comments on new information and Justice Department statement of reasons for deletion of Welch's statement from document given.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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