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Justice Department / Bell Contempt Case / Laprade / Webster / Terrorism #55051

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 06, 1978
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(Studio) New York federal Judge Thomas Griesa's finding of Attorney General Griffin Bell in civil contempt of court for refusing to turn over names of FBI informers in suit brought by Socialist Workers' Party reported Bell's statements to judge and upcoming appeal by Justice Department noted. Firing of J. Wallace Laprade from FBI, 3 mos. after he lost post as head of New York City FBI office reported; chgs. of his involvement in agency's illegal wiretapping of Weathermen organization cited. Film shown. [LaPRADE - says justice from Attorney General Bell isn't possible. Comments on situation.] Justice Department denial of LaPrade's unfair treatment allegations stated. Report of FBI director William Webster on Cuban aid to terrorists in this hemisphere, during international conference on terrorism at FBI's Quantico, Virginia, academy, detailed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Quantico, Virginia) July 4th terrorist incident in Puerto Rico recalled; film shown. Webster's discussion of this case and comments on Puerto Rico independence propaganda allegedly printed in Cuba noted. [WEBSTER - says some info. is supplied by CIA.] Director's other comments on terrorists and terrorism outlined. [WEBSTER - describes terrorist operations.] European terrorism mentioned.

Donaldson, Sam;
O'Brien, Tim

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