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Vietnam Spy Case / Thi Departure / Carter and Electronic Surveillance #52574

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 10, 1978
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(Studio) Vietnam United Nations ambassador Dinh Ba Thi's preparations to leave United States on order after charges of connection with spy ring reported President Carter's order to have American in case, Ronald Humphrey, secretly watched via television surveillance noted; lack of court order for surveillance and question of president authority cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) White House position on Carter authority to order such surveillance noted; apparent legitimacy of argument contrasted to similar one used by Nixon administration to justify plumbers' activities. Rulings of lower courts in such cases and Possibility that Supreme Court will now have to rule noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank

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