CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 06, 1978
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(Studio) Federal judge's ruling of Attorney General Griffin Bell in contempt of court for refusing to release information on FBI informants in case brought by Socialist Workers' Party reported; Bell's planned appeal noted. Attorney General's firing of former New York City FBI office head J. Wallace LaPrade in connection with illegal surveillance techniques stated.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(NYC) Justice Department probe of LaPrade and others for alleged illegal surveillance during FBI investigation of Weathermen recalled. Bell's dismissal of LaPrade and former officer's reaction noted. [LaPRADE - says fair treatment from Bell is impossible. Thinks major mistake in entire investigation was that FBI director relinquished power to Justice Department and this shouldn't have been done.] J. Edgar Hoover mentioned; photograph shown. LaPrade's plan to appeal dismissal through Civil Service Commission and courts reported.
REPORTER: Mitchell Krauss
(Studio) FBI director William Webster's news conference statements about indications that Cuba is supporting terrorist groups in United States and other cntrys. detailed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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