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Pol. Espionage / Johnson, Nixon Administration #26495

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 27, 1973
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(Studio) Watergate probe discloses candidate spying not confined to Nixon admin. Vice President Spiro Agnew subject of investigation during `68 campaign. Agnew says has no objections to checks on calls if national security involved.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Miami, Florida) Several close associates of late President Lyndon Johnson admit President candidates' and aides' telephone records probed for national security. One wiretap involved Mrs. Anna Chennault, Nixon supporter, who Johnson believed ruined Hanoi negotiations by passing information to Saigon government Nixon and Agnew assured Johnson they gave no private or secret information to Chennault. 1 associate says Johnson died 3 days before Nixon to be asked to declassify Vietnam papers. Would have vindicated Johnson's examination of Nixon and Agnew.

Gill, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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