CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter said making another effort today to explain brother Billy's association with Libya.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) White House said disclosing that Billy Carter was asked by national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski to act as intermediary to Libyan government re: Iran hostage crisis; details given with regard to statement by Press Secretary Jody Powell. Statement quoted in part on screen; Carter said bringing Libyan charge d'affaires to White House for meeting with Brzezinski; details given. President Carter reported aware of situation; Brzezinski said recing. message from Libyan leader Muammar Kadhafi with regard to plea to Ayatollah Khomeini urging hostage release. Neither Brzezinski nor President said aware of money recd. by Billy Carter on behalf of Libyan government; statement issued by President Carter quoted on screen.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
(Studio) Question as to why Billy Carter registered with Justice Department on June 10 noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) [Billy CARTER - says no one gave him advance notice about Justice Department] Carter's explanation of June 10th meeting with Justice Department and White House admission that Brzezinski had known earlier of Carter's involvement with oil company buying from Libya and that he had talked with Billy about it mentioned; films shown. Amt. Billy Carter would have earned had he been able to provide Charter Oil Company with extra Libyan oil noted; letter to Billy from Charter executive quoted on screen; call by Senator and House Republicans for investigation noted.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne
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