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Agnew Probe / Statement #27342

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 21, 1973
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(Studio) Vice President Spiro Agnew charges Justice Department leaked information to press re: Agnew probe in MD. Agnew calls on Attorney General to investigate news leaks.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [AGNEW - reads prepared statement linking Justice Department and press with smear tactics with regard to news leaks.] Agnew harshly criticizes "Time" magazine article quoting unnamed sources, and criticizes head of probe US attorney George Beall.

(Baltimore, Maryland) United States attorney Beall insists no news leaks originated from prosecutor's office. Beall denies he refused to meet personally with Vice President Agnew. Attorney General Elliot Richardson must decide if Agnew may be indicted while in office.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Clark, Bob;
Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.

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