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FBI and Illegal Surveillance / Task Force Members-Bell Controversy #257572

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 27, 1978
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(Studio) Former Justice Department task force chief William Gardner's chgs. that Attorney General Bell undermined force's probe into FBI wrongdoing reported Testimony of Gardner and 3 other former task force members to Senate hearing noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given concerning former task force members chgs. about Bell's interference in their probe of FBI illegal surveillance methods; mentioned in details are L. Patrick Gray and GAO. [GARDNER - cites effects of Bell's alleged actions on FBI, civil rights division, and Justice Department] Reaction of subcommittee chairperson Ernest Hollings to Gardner's chgs. described. [HOLLINGS - says Bell is trying to do best he can.] [Senator Lowell WEICKER - says testimony calls into question Bell's suitability to remain in office.] Justice Department spokesperson's comment on issue reported.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Bell's recent approval of prosecution of L. Patrick Gray and other former FBI officials noted; planned action against other agents mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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