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Campaign `80 / Kraft #512493

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 14, 1980
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(Studio) Carter campaign manager Tim Kraft reported leaving campaign due to allegations that he once used cocaine; special prosecutor said appointed to investigate chgs. Details given.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(DC) Statements issued by Kraft and campaign director Robert Strauss quoted on screen; details of situation outlined. Carter campaign's reaction to alleged efforts by Justice Department to torpedo President's reelec. campaign noted; possible leak to "New York Times" mentioned. Carter's aide Hamilton Jordan recalled enduring similar chgs.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

(DC) Allegations about Kraft said sent to Attorney General in May by special prosecutor investigating drug use chgs. against Jordan; prosecutor's report shown. Benjamin Civiletti noted required to pass report on to special 3-judge panel, headed by federal judge Roger Robb; details given. New prosecutor Gerald Gallinghouse and requirements of Ethics in Govt. Act discussed.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Kraft's association with Carter outlined.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

Lynch, Bill;
Pauley, Jane;
Stern, Carl

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