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FBI / Past Activities / Indictments / Concern #493279

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 25, 1977
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(Studio) Trial of former FBI official, with regard to illegal wiretapping and mail opening in past when FBI did these, brings concern to present agents with regard to present activities for which they may later be prosecuted. Group of agents, incl. Director Clarence Kelley talk to Attorney General Griffin Bell.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Report on meeting of group with Bell; group says indictment of John Kearney has been bad for FBI morale; Kelley has asked reconsideration of indictment. Later, Bell says mind not changed. [BELL - isn't reconsidering anything, but has whole matter under consideration. Visit didn't change mind.] New York agents later meet with Bell; officials say visits possibly useful in development of clear instructions for future, but prosecutions for past will go forward. REPORTER: Carl Stern

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David
Duration:
00:01:40

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