ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 10, 1978
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(Studio) Indictment of former acting FBI director L. Patrick Gray noted. Gray's service under Richard Nixon mentioned.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Studio) Indictments against Gray and 2 other former top FBI officials by fed. grand jury on chgs. of illegal surveillance and mail openings reported; Attorney General Bell makes announcement.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) [BELL - says this marks end of FBI break-ins investigation.] Also indicted with Gray are Mark Felt and Edward Miller. Films and photos shown. Explosion of alleged Weather Underground bomb factory in New York City in 1971 and FBI search for those connected, include illegal wiretaps on Jennifer Dohrn, sister of Weatherman Bernadette Dohrn, and mail openings of friends and relations of Weathermen, detailed. Former New York FBI supervisor John Kearney's indictment last year and resulting outcry by FBI agents recalled. Bell's dismissal of all chgs. against Kearney reported [BELL - says Kearney was operating at low level in activities and only those in high levels to be prosecuted in case.] Statements by Gray, Felt and Miller cited. FBI Director William Webster's comments on investigation quoted.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory