ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 1975
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(Studio) Committee studying CIA took closed-door testimony from retired major general Edward Lansdale assistant to ex-Defense Secretary Robert McNamara.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Conflict exists over what exactly Lansdale did. 1 report says he put Castro death plot in motion at request of Robert F. Kennedy. [Senator Frank CHURCH - says Nixon President at time Houston plan set up and his connection with other CIA activities will be proper subject for interrogation when time comes.] Nixon testimony many weeks off. Kennedy administration to be questioned next.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher
(Studio) House select committee on intelligence activities must suspend study unless House extends study.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) House committee staff director A. Searle Field found evidence CIA had high-level agent in Nixon White House Not known if anyone was aware of agent?s presence.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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