NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 18, 1977
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(Studio) "Washington Post" reports King Hussein of Jordan has been paid cash by CIA since 1957. Large sums cited. Jordan as Mid. East country siding with US noted. "Post" reports Carter learned of payments this week; ordered them stopped.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Carter reacts with "no comment." Jody Powell quoted on screen. National Sec. Council said reviewing such matters. [Former CIA deputy director Ray CLINE - believes it was money well spent; cites reasonable, moderate conduct of Jordan.] [Chairperson House Select Committee on Intelligence Otis PIKE - believes payments wrong, though sees other arguments. Believes method inappropriate.] CIA favors practice; Carter administration must decide future policy.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger
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