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Justice Dept/International Telephone and Telegraph #463409

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 07, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee continues hearing on Justice Department settlement of ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) antitrust suit and ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) pledge to Republican national convention It is revealed that ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) advisor Lawrence E. Walsh wrote then-Dep. Attorney General Richard Kleindienst about case.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Kleindienst and then-head antitrust division Richard McLaren change some previous testimony. Kleindienst recalls meeting where he discussed case after receiving Walsh letter pleading for review. McLaren acknowledged going to White House Aide Peter Flanigan to hire investment consultant Richard Ramsden to study case. Senator C. McC. Mathias asks why McLaren didn't call Ramsden, whom he knew, directly. McLaren says Flanigan knew him better and had gotten him before. Senator John Tunney asks if McLaren ever spoke to Ramsden, and he says no. [KLEINDIENST - says there was absolutely no connection between settlement and political contribution. Says McLaren handled settlement. Says columnist Jack Anderson's charge he, Kleindienst, lied is unfair interpretation of facts.] Former Kentucky Governor Louie NUNN testifies, supporting former Attorney General Mitchell's account of his meeting with ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) lobbyist at Kentucky Derby party Says Mitchell refused to discuss case with her.
REPORTER: Paul Duke

(Studio) Dr. Victor Liszka, who treated Mrs. Beard, testified yesterday her behavior was periodically distorted and irrational.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [LISZKA - says physical ailment affected Mrs. Beard, include brain, but her ailment was not mental. Refuses comment on meetings with Justice Department officials before testifying. Denies wife's case with Justice Department for over charges on Medicare played any role in meetings.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Studio) In Denver, Colorado., doctor treating Mrs. Beard says he doesn't think she has an emotional problem.

(Denver, Colorado.) [Dr. L.M. RADETSKY - respects Dr. Liszka and doesn't believe he said Mrs. Beard was emotionally disturbed, and if he did, it was medical opinion which was wrong. Mrs. Beard gets upset at news of dvts. She is unable to testify this week]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

(Studio) ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) says contribution to Republican convention made through subsidiary, Sheraton Hotels, wasn't $400,000 but $100,000. California Governor Ronald Reagan says Republican national committee plans to give money back to ITT.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul;
Nessen, Ron
Duration:
00:07:50

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