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FBI Officials Pardon / Aftermath #276531

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 16, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan's pardon of former FBI officials Mark Felt and Ed Miller, convicted of illegal break-ins, said eliciting response from their prosecutor.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Reagan noted bypassing normal Justice Department procedures in pardoning Felt and Miller; details given. [Former United States prosecutor John NIELDS - thinks pol. predilection has no place in United States system of justice; elaborates.] Nields' belief that pardon won't encourage future FBI abuses noted. [NIELDS - compares pardon arrived-at in ignorance with jury's deliberation of case.] Juror's remark following trial recalled; White House spokesperson's statement that President disagreed with jury reported.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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