ABC Evening News for Friday, May 19, 1978
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(Studio) Guilty verdicts reached in Vietnam spy trial of former United States Information Agency employee Ronald Humphrey and Vietnam national David Truong.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Alexandria, Virginia) Background of case against Humphrey and Truong, accused of spying for Vietnam against US, given; involvement of double-agent working for CIA noted. Films and photos shown. Details of trial given. Govt. use of warrantless surveillance to get evidence against 2 suspects described. Attorney General Bell's argument for government use in surveillance methods stated, include report that President Carter authorized it. [BELL - says government is going by law as it is now.] Jacqueline Chagnon's lawsuit, aided by ACLU, against Bell for invasion of privacy mentioned; reasons given. Justice Department tapes of Chagnon's conversations with Truong cited. [CHAGNON - notes subjects of conversations with Truong. Says she now may have FBI file and asks why she should, when she's done nothing wrong.] Other details with regard to spy case, government actions and guilty verdict given.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter
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