CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 27, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Newly released government documents reported asserting FBI surveillance of Americans opposed to President Reagan's aid to Contras. Last year's report by Richard Schlesinger mentioned. Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Surveillance operation discussed; details given, scenes shown. Documents reported being obtained through Freedom of Info. suit filed by Center for Constitutional Rights. Documents shown and quoted on screen. [Committee in Solidarity with People of El Salvador (CISPES) spokesperson Angela SANBRANO - protests surveillance.] FBI noted opening surveillance files on college profs. because they were named in newspaper article and spoke on radio talk show. Justice Department reported suspecting CISPES members of terrorism. [Justice Department spokesperson Patrick KORTEN -denies allegations.] CISPES members noted never violating laws. [Center for Constitutional Rights spokesperson Ann Mari BUITRAGO - comments on FBI investigation.] Center for Constitutional Rights mentioned bringing civil suits on behalf of those whose civil rights possibly violated.
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