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Jordan / Cocaine Charges #265905

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 28, 1979
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(Studio) FBI director William Webster quoted with regard to investigation into chgs. that White House chief of staff Hamilton Jordan once used cocaine at Manhattan disco.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Chgs. recalled filed last week with Justice Department by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, owners of Studio 54 in NYC; both men reported seeking leniency in case against them. Details given. Jordan's denial of chgs. cited; Justice Department spokesperson quoted with regard to prosecution of Rubell and Schrager on tax chgs. and investigation of allegations against Jordan. FBI reported given signed affidavit by Barry Landau claiming Jordan was present at disco and requested cocaine; Landau quoted on screen. Telegram, allegedly requested by Landau, congratulating Lucie Arnaz for performance in play, from President Carter shown; details given. White House version of telegram outlined. Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to Landau story. FBI allegedly interviewed drug dealer "Johnny C" with regard to his involvement in affair
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger

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