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Helms / FBI Investigation #311865

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 04, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) FBI reported investigating Senator Jesse Helms and aide Christopher Manion for latter's alleged passing of classified info. regarding United States intelligence gathering on human rights violations by Chilean government officials during recent visit there; details given. State Department and CIA accusations outlined on screen, discussed. [HELMS - denies staff had access to info.; defs. their integrity.] Helms' criticism of Reagan policy in Chile, include claim that ambassador Harry Barnes is courting communists, reviewed; Helms recalled disclosing administration's financial investment in reelec. campaign of Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte. [HELMS - accuses State Department of harassing him.]

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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