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South Korea Influence Probe / House Hearings #490992

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 20, 1977
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(Studio) Former South Korean agent testifies to House Ethics Committee with regard to own role in influence scandal in Congress
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Committee closes hearings to cameras for testimony of former KCIA agent Kim Sang Kuen. He tells committee of own aid to Tongsun Park in setting up operation to influence some Congmen. and says he was told that unnamed assistant to then-President Ford was connected to Park affair. Former agent notes he got this hearsay information from Hancho Kim, who was also running separate influence operation. Hancho Kim is now under indictment in whole affair. Testimony with regard to Hancho Kim noted; there's no evidence that payoffs to officials in Ford White House ever took place. Kim Sang Kuen say 5 Republican Congmen. were involved with Hancho Kim and that he was once told S. Korean President Park Chung Hee had approved cash offer to one of Congmen.
REPORTER: James Polk

Chancellor, John;
Polk, James

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