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Kissinger / CIA Report Leak #41686

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 12, 1976
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(Studio) Reporter notes it's 167th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. House Intelligence Committee's report on CIA leaked after committee voted to withhold report Report published in New York newspaper, "The Village Voice."
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger holds news conference [KISSINGER - says committee report presents 2 problems: use of classified information in violation of Congress- executive agreement and use of classified information in distorted matter. He elaborates with regard to distortion. Misuse of classified information does damage to US for. policy. If it's in interests of foreign policy, will step down. One must consider whether style of public debate should be that any public figure can be destroyed by irresponsible charges.] Kissinger appeared to be digging in for last defense of his policies.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry

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