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Billy Carter and Libya #271912

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 25, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti's explanation of June 17th meeting with President Carter with regard to Billy Carter's association with Libyans examined. [CIVILETTI - recalls his remarks to President] Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to President Carter and Civiletti's apparent lapse of memory about discussion in light of recent White House denials; details given. Neither Rosalynn nor President Carter said answering questions with regard to report that she had been 1st person to contact Billy about getting Libyan friends to intervene with Iran.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee reported working out final details on special committee 's investigation of Billy Carter affair.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Senator Robert Dole noted referring to situation as "Billygate," details given. [DOLE, Birch BAYH, Charles MATHIAS - comment.] Bayh said inferring that President Carter and wife Rosalynn might turn testimony to their advantage. [BAYH - comments.] If he testifies, President Carter noted becoming 3rd President to testify before investigating committee following Abraham Lincoln and Gerald Ford.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Ronald Reagan quoted with regard to Billy Carter affair.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Graham, Fred;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:50

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