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Billy Carter Affair #512310

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 04, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter reported sending report to Senator tonight and holding press conference with regard to his brother's Libyan connection in hopes of minimizing political damage prior to upcoming Democratic conv.; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) White House preparation of report noted; film shown. Text quoted in part on screen; President said denying that he gave Billy Carter information re: Justice Department investigation. Sections of report noted dealing with White House cnsl. Lloyd Cutler, national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, appointed secretary Phil Wise, personal secretary Susan Clough and Press Secretary Jody Powell; Powell quoted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Details of tonight's news conference given; Senate subcommittee investigating Billy Carter reported beginning hearings.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) 1st subcommittee hearing noted; testimony by undersecretary state David Newsom quoted with regard to US-Libya relationship and State Department's solicitation of Billy Carter's help. [NEWSOM - comments with regard to United States charge d'affair William Eagleton contacting Billy Carter.] Testimony by President said unlikely before Democratic convention
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Studio) Lillian Carter quoted with regard to her sons.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John;
Simpson, Carole

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