ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 15, 1976
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(Studio) Watergate prosecutor Philip Lacovara today retained in Washington, DC to direct Congress members probe of alleged South Korea influence buying among cong. mbrs.; appointed announced at Ethics Committee management
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) Committee chairperson John Flynt and attorney asked how they expect to keep cong. probe from interfering with Justice Department probe of matter. [FLYNT - says congress investigation will be most complete possible with or without cooperation of Justice Department] Justice probe began in February with regard to California Representative Robert Leggett and New York Representative Joseph Addabbo. Others involved in investigation incl. Louisiana Representative Otto Passman, Michigan's William Broomfield, former California Representative Richard Hanna and former Louisiana Representative and now Governor Edwin Edwards and wife Elaine, all of whom alleged to have dealt with Tongsun Park. This probe could become longest, largest and most significant investigation of congress mbrs.' conduct ever made.
REPORTER: Brit Hume
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