ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 20, 1977
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(Studio) No-names rule is in effect for South Korean influence hearings in Congress, but Korean witness lets slip that he gave envelope of money to former Representative Otto Passman. Main line of investigation concerns Korean end of influence-buying scheme.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(DC) No tapes or television cameras are allowed in today's hearings; again testifying is Kim Sang Kuen, former KCIA agent now under United States government protection. Subject of testimony is Hancho Kim, who is already under indictment in case. Details of Kim Sang Kuen's statements noted, include involvement of 5 top Republicans and 2 aides to former president Ford, and of Hancho Kim's messages to KCIA asking for money, in which he used code names; code names cited, include that of South Korean President Park Chung Hee. Testimonies of Mrs. Eligio de la Garza and Mrs. John Myers, both wives of Representatives, noted. Ethics Committee also hears 1st of expected extensive testimony about Tongsun Park's role in scandal.
REPORTER: Brit Hume Artist: Freda Reiter
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