ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 24, 1976
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(Studio) Justice Department investigates whether FBI continued with illegal breakins after they said they had stopped.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Breakins discovered by court-ordered search of the files of 59 regional FBI offices. Socialist Workers party sued FBI and other groups for illegal harassment. FBI denied burglaries when suit filed 3 years ago. Later FBI Director Clarence Kelley admitted breakins against leftwing targets but said practice stopped in 1966. Evidence found of breakins since 1966. Hd. of FBI Phoenix Bureau, Richard Long, put in charge of investigation. Long headed FBI work for special Watergate prosecutor; his office not implicated in investigation.
REPORTER: Brit Hume
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