NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 23, 1976
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(Studio) House committee says Ford administration ordered more wiretaps than Nixon administration
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Representative John Moss says his subcommittee interested in domestic wiretaps not ordered by court [MOSS - asks what Ford administration is trying to cover up. Can't rely on Ford's word as couldn't rely on word of Nixon and Johnson.] Justice Department says number of wiretap requests to American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) didn't reflect number of persons tapped. Spokesperson says number of wiretap targets decrd. since 1974. Fed. judge to hold hearing next week to see if ban against releasing wiretap information should continue.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
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