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Campaign `80 / Reagan and Allen #511447

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 13, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Detroit, Michigan) Controversy surrounding Ronald Reagan's senior foreign policy adviser, Richard V. Allen, due to his former association with Robert Vesco examined; films shown. [ALLEN - discusses job with Vesco; mentions Mao Tse-tung, Nikita Khrushchev.] Allen's defense of association with Vesco and info. gathered by San Francisco nag. "Mother Jones" discussed; Allen noted accompanying Vesco to Europe during time that he was working at White House as special assistant to Richard Nixon. John Ehrlichman recalled testifying that Richard Allen was considered for leadership of White House "plumbers unit"; testimony by former Grumman Aircraft president Thomas Cheatham re: Allen's alleged solicitation of contribution to 1972 reelec. campaign of Nixon cited. [CHEATHAM - recalls Allen's fundraising.] Other Grumman execs. said denying Cheatham's testimony; Cheatham quoted in phone interview this week from Malaysia. [ALLEN - comments on Cheatham's allegations.] Justice Department said not taking any action against Allen after referral of accusations. Allen said leading candidate to head National Sec. Council should Reagan be election
REPORTER: Brian Ross

Pauley, Jane;
Ross, Brian

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