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Abscam Indictments / Murphy and Thompson #271196

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 18, 1980
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(Studio) Indictment of Representatives John Murphy and Frank Thompson in ABSCAM case reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Chgs. lodged against Murphy and Thompson and their response to allegations examined. [MURPHY - denies guilt.] His attack on entire ABSCAM operation noted. [MURPHY - comments.] Statement issued by Thompson quoted on screen; both men noted having to step down from their committee chrmships. Desire for speedy trials due to reelec. campaigns. of each mentioned.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

(Studio) Apparent hoax pulled on FBI in New Jersey during their ABSCAM operation reported by "Trenton Times"; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Marya

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