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Fortas Issue / MacGregor #445575

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 14, 1969
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(Studio) Formal request for Congress inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas's affairs made.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) Representative Clark MacGregor says hearing should be open with Fortas and Attorney General John Mitchell invited. Unclear if House leaders and administration will go along. Fortas spends day with advisors. Fortas got and later returned $20,000 from Louis Wolfson Foundation. Wolfson now in jail for stock manipulation. Justice William O. Douglas gets $12,000 year from Albert Parvin Foundation, under study by SEC. Parvin once named as co-conspirator in stock case with Wolfson not indicated. Mrs. Fortas attorney for Parvin Foundation. Letters running 4-1 in Fortas's favor.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Huntley, Chet;
Kiker, Douglas

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