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Abscam #509151

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 06, 1980
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(Studio) Statements made by Congman. involved in FBI investigation outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Representative Richard Kelly's remarks examined; "Gino" mentioned. [KELLY - discusses incident; mentions "Gino"; aims of his investigation; says FBI blew the cover on his investigation.] Kelly's denial of any wrongdoing noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) More of interview announced for special report tonight. Background on "Operation Abscam" outlined; Justice Department said asking ethics cmtes. of Congress to not begin their own investigations Details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Efforts by assistant attorney general Philip Heymann to get cmtes. to postpone investigations cited. [HEYMANN - addresses committee ] Heymann said telling committee that he wouldn't release FBI evidence until completion of trials; details given. Both cmtes. said proceeding with ethics investigations.
REPORTER: James Polk

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Polk, James

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