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(Studio) President Reagan reported approving punishment of CIA agents responsible for agency manual distributed among Nicaraguan guerrillas instructing in techniques of political assassination and terrorism.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(Santa Barbara, California) White House statement released by deputy press secretary Larry Speakes quoted on screen. [Senator Patrick LEAHY - criticizes administration's attitude.] [In debate with Walter Mondale, REAGAN - will fire whoever is responsible for manual.] Reagan recalled committing himself to taking that action before election day. [Last Saturday, REAGAN - defs. CIA director William Casey.] [Wednesday, REAGAN - thinks issue was blown out of proportion; denies document instructed in assassination.] Casey mentioned briefing Congress next week; possible course of disciplinary action outlined.
REPORTER: Emery King
- Chung, Connie;
- King, Emery
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