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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 16, 1981
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(Studio) Some senior Republicans said considering pressuring CIA director William Casey out of office; recent resignation of his deputy Max Hugel recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) White House effort to disassociate President Reagan from Hugel noted; Casey's telephone call to "Washington Post" mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Senator Barry Goldwater reported leading campaign to replace Casey; details given. Senate Intelligence Committee reported meeting tomorrow with testimony by CIA deputy director Admiral Bobby Inman on CIA under Casey. [January 13, 1981, GOLDWATER - announces committee 's receipt of Casey's financial disclosure report and of FBI clearance; mentions Senator Dan. Moynihan.] Reaction of Republican committee member to Casey's possible resignation quoted; House Intelligence Committee chairperson Charles Rose reported feeling they should investigate Casey's ability to Continue serving.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Casey reported out of town; general basis of controversy surrounding Casey outlined.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Casey's pre-CIA background examined; 1971 statement by Senator William Proxmire quoted on screen. Recent court ruling with regard to Casey's misleading of investors in private company recalled. Casey's other legal problems, beginning in 1950's, outlined on screen; controversy surrounding Casey's action as SEC chairperson in case involving ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) also recalled. Richard Nixon mentioned.
REPORTER: Mike Jensen

(Studio) White House reported claiming President Reagan was ignorant of Casey's background and legal problems when he appointed him CIA director; details given. Alleged response of Reagan attorney Fred Fielding noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Jensen, Mike;
Mudd, Roger;
Pettit, Tom
Duration:
00:04:50

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