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South Korea Influence Buying / Kim #494184

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 22, 1977
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(Studio) Former South Korea CIA chief Kim Hyung Wook testifies to House subcommittee with regard to alleged South Korea influence buying of United States Congmen. Kim was ousted by Korea President Park Chung Hee and says Park knew of situation. Kim also talks with regard to Tongsun Park.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Kim implicates Korea government in scheme; tells of Tongsun Park offering services to KCIA and how Korea government helped set up private club in DC. [KIM - (thru interpreter) says Tongsun Park told him that once club set up, many members would be Congmen. and he'd have influence with them.] The George Town Club became scene of many congress ptys., include ptys. for Carl Albert and Tip O'Neill; Gerald Ford attended party there, as Vice President Kim's other testimony with regard to scandal noted. Former KCIA chief says pres. Park is responsible for scandal and should resign.
REPORTER: James Polk

(Studio) South Korea embassy in Washington, DC denies Kim's story.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Polk, James
Duration:
00:02:40

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