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Billy Carter and Libyans #271893

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 24, 1980
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(Studio) Justice Department attys. said possibly dissatisfied with White House version of Billy Carter's Libyan connection.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) White House said failing to pass on to Justice Department information it had about Billy's efforts with Libya on behalf of Charter Oil Company; details outlined, source quoted on screen. Alleged role of national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski in affair and Justice Department allegations discussed.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(DC) Mtgs. between Libyan charge d'affaires Ali Houderi &Brzezinski, one mtg. attended by President Carter, discussed; Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted. President said ordering full cooperation with Senator investigation of Billy Carter's relationship with Libya, White House staff and Justice Department, details given.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Senator reported forming special committee to investigate affair.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [Sen, Howard BAKER - announces formation of special committee , mentions Watergate.] Committee structure outlined.' [Committee chairperson Birch BAYH - comments.] Bayh's comments with regard to investigation outlined; House television tape shown. [Representatives Jim WRIGHT, Bud SHUSTER - argue about House discussion of scandal.] Shuster quoted with regard to cover-up.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Graham, Fred;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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