NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 12, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford's plan to govern wiretapping in intelligence agencies had rough time in House
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Judge must approve warrant before government can initiate wiretaps for for. intelligence purposes. Ex-dep. Watergate prosecutor, Philip Lacovara says idea good, but last section of bill would let President order taps in unspecified circumstances. [LACOVARA - says section of bill invites great mischief.] [Representative Robert DRINAN - explains how loophole works.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Morton HALPERIN - cites objections to bill.] Representative Charles Wiggins says court involvement in intelligence matters could be unconst. Rptd. little chance bill will pass House in its present form.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan