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Leggett #44471

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 20, 1976
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(Studio) Representative Robert Leggett defs. self against "Washington Post" charges.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) "Post" claims Leggett had 2 illegitimate children by a mistress, and forged his wife's name on deed to transfer house to mistress. [LEGGETT - says matter is between him and wife. Primary problem occurred nearly a decade ago.] "Post" says Leggett is target of federal investigation because of his relations with South Korean government and careless handling of classified material. [LEGGETT - says neither Post nor Justice Department presented evidence against him.] Justice Department spokesperson say Leggett being investigated for accepting bribes from South Korean government and for other national security charges.
REPORTER: Brit Hume

Reporter(s):
Hume, Brit;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:01:40

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