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Jordan / Drug Allegations #260833

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 03, 1979
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(Studio) FBI said sending Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti results of investigation into allegations that White House chief of staff Hamilton Jordan used cocaine on various occasions.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) FBI report alleged to contain summaries of interviews with various people as well as documentary evidence bearing on allegations that Jordan used cocaine at Studio 54 disco in 1978 and in Los Angeles at 1977 party at Century Plaza Hotel, at Beverly Hills home of political fundraiser, and at another disco called Sergio's. Key witnesses Jan Taylor, with Jordan at Studio 54, Andrew Cohen, who chauffeured Jordan around Los Angeles, and Lana Jean Rawls, who allegedly sold cocaine to Jordan and associates, said refusing to be interviewed by FBI unless granted immunity; films and photos shown. John Conaghan, known as "Johnny C", a reputed drug dealer, rptdly. told FBI he knew nothing about Jordan and cocaine; Conaghan allegedly has changed story since, saying that he gave cocaine to man at Studio 54 later identified as Hamilton Jordan. Under ethics law Civiletti said required to call special prosecutor unless chgs. too unsubstantiated; likely legal obligation of Civiletti to call for such prosecutor considered.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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