CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 05, 1984
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(Studio) United States Information Agency director Charles Wick, close associate of President Reagan, recalled admitting secretly taping telephone conversations with government officials, include chief of staff James Baker.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Indications that Wick not only violated federal regulations but was aware of it at the time examined; legal advice given Wick on December 17, 1981, by government general cnsl. advising him of taping illegality shown, quoted on screen. [General Services Administration assistant administration Frank CARR - claims Wick violated public policy; explains.] Palm Beach Cnty., Florida, prosecutor David Bludworth reported conducting separate investigation into possibility Wick violated state law by secretly taping James Baker from Florida hotel; Baker's response to secret taping quoted in "New York Times". Penalties imposed on lower level government officials guilty of such violations mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne
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