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Illegal Surveillance / Senate Bill / FBI Former Officials #257457

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 20, 1978
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(Studio) Senator's vote on bill to prohibit federal intelligence agencies from using electronic surveillance methods without court order detailed; lone dissenting vote came from Senator William Scott. House now to consider bill. Report on arraignment of former FBI chief L. Patrick Gray and 2 top aides, on chgs. of allowing illegal surveillance methods.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Demonstration of support for Gray and 2 former aides by present and former FBI agents reported [Former agent Tony CONSTANTINO - thinks this is protest against way things have been going in FBI.] [Agent Greg RAMPTON - doesn't believe crime committed.] Arrival of Gray and former aides Mark Felt and Edward Miller noted. [Agent Patrick CONNOR - tells accused that all in FBI stand behind them.] Court proceedings before Judge Charles Richey outlined; split between Gray and other 2 in defense for trial, involving break-ins against Weather Underground, noted. [GRAY - says plea speaks for self.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Attorney General Griffin Bell's announcement to Senator judiciary hearing re: plans for new guidelines and charter for FBI detailed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger

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