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Justice Department / Bell / Laprade #500038

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 06, 1978
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(Studio) New York federal Judge Thomas Griesa's finding of Attorney General Griffin Bell in contempt of court for refusing to release information on FBI informants in case brought by Socialist Workers' Party reported Bell's planned appeal noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) (Temporary audio loss.) Griesa's refusal to allow Bell to appeal outlined. Bell's refusal to discuss case reported [BELL - comments on his holding Bible.] Attorney General's reasons for refusing to release informant information stated. [Justice Department spokesperson Terrence ADAMSON - discusses difficulty for Bell in carrying out job while under contempt citation.]
REPORTER: Bob Kur

(Studio) Details surrounding dismissal of former New York City FBI office head J. Wallace LaPrade, for allegedly illegal surveillance in probe of Weathermen, given. LaPrade's reaction described.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Kur, Bob
Duration:
00:02:20

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