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Hays-Ray Affair #43538

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 27, 1976
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(Studio) Wayne Hays, Elizabeth Ray meet with lawyers, make charges. Capitol Hill reacts.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Congress shaken by situation. Representative Romano Mazzoli demands Hays resign. [MAZZOLI - explains reason for his actions.] Carl Albert returns from Bicentennial Magna Carta ceremony in London. Believes House Ethics Committee should take up Hays' case. [ALBERT - answers question with regard to Hay's resignation negatively.] John Flynt, Ethics Committee chairperson, says won't decide what to do until next Wednesday Federal grand jury in Washington, DC takes prelim. evidence from FBI and federal prosecutors. Scandal involves talk of blackmail.
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Downs, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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