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Illegal Surveillance / FBI Former Officials / Senate Bill #53511

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 20, 1978
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(Studio) FBI surveillance in tracking of Weather Underground radicals in 1970's noted. Arraignment in Washington, DC of top 3 officials of Bureau at that time, on carges of allowing illegal surveillance, reported.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) Gathering of FBI agents, present and past, to show support for indicted men, former acting director L. Patrick Gray and aides Mark Felt and Edward Miller, noted. Former FBI supervise John Kearney's presence in group mentioned; Justice Department's decision to drop charges against Kearney and go after his superiors detailed. Court proceedings outlined; innocent pleas of defendants and refusals by Gray and Miller to comment to reporters noted. [FELT - cites own and wife's pleasure at agents' demonstration at court]

(Studio) Overwhelming Senate vote approving bill that would prohibit any US intelligence agency from using wiretaps or electronic surveillance without court order reported.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
O'Brien, Tim

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