NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1978
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(Studio) Common belief that J. Edgar Hoover gave information from FBI files to friends to use against their enemies, especially in political situations, noted. Report is on proof of this.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) Proof of Hoover's furnishing late Representative John Rooney who headed committee that approved money for FBI, with information against Peter Eikenberry, Rooney's opponent in 1968 Democratic primary reported; photos shown. [EIKENBERRY - reports there's memo in file where congman. requested info. on opponent's wife, Suzanne Eikenberry.] Lawsuit against FBI by Eikenberry and ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) mentioned. Bureau denial of releasing information to congmen. at present reported.
REPORTER: Carl Stern