NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee discusses continuing hearings into ITT controversy. Committee to hear 17 more witnesses, and make judgement April 27 on fitness of Richard Kleindienst to be Attorney General
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Committee requests testimony of: Kleindienst, White House Aide Peter Flanigan, and ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) lobbyist,Dita Beard. California Representative Bob Wilson says Mrs. Beard claimed memo was hers 1 month ago. Contradicts 3 sworn denials of Mrs. Beard, denial by ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) Washington, DC Director William Merriam, and by ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) President Harold Geneen. Wilson interview raises question of possible perjury, and possibility Mrs. Beard was victim of corporate intrigue. Memo may have been leaked to columnist Jack Anderson by ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) to get rid of Mrs. Beard.
REPORTER: Paul Duke
(Studio) Senator John Tunney say Wilson account raises possibility of perjury charges against ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) president and 2 other execs.
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