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Justice Department and International Telephone and Telegraph #463363

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 05, 1972
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(Studio) Senator James Eastland, chairperson Judiciary Committee, to resume hearings into ITT case tomorrow instead of Tuesday ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) lobbyist Dita Beard served a subpoena in Denver, Colorado, hospital where she is in intensive care for heart condition. Issue: Was Justice Department settlement in ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) antitrust case influenced by ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) subsidiary offer to contribute $400,000 for Republican ntl. conv.? Richard McLaren, head of an antitrust division at time, says no. White House Aide Peter Flanigan worked with financial analyst Richard Ramsden in advising government on suit. Former economy advisor to antitrust div. calls handling of ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) case a sham and whitewash.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Madison, WI) [Former Justice Department advisor, Dr. Willard MUELLER - says action handled pvtly, involving very few people, with some top officials not consulted. Says an about-face in Department policy evident.]

(DC) [Assistant Attorney General, Bruce WILSON - says ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) settlement was just and fair. Doesn't know Flanigan's role in proceedings. Says no deal took place.]
REPORTER: Paul Duke

(Studio) Former Attorney General John Mitchell expected to testify before committee
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Reporter(s):
Duke, Paul;
Utley, Garrick
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00:04:10

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