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FBI Surveillance #558929

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 27, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) FBI reported opening terrorism files on Americans opposed to President Reagan's Central American policies; details given, scenes shown. Center for Constitutional Rights reported obtaining FBI files during lawsuit. Justice Department officials reported asserting Reagan and former CIA chief William Casey urged surveillance. Investigation's background given; assns. implicated listed. [Chicago, Illinois, alderman Jesus GARCIA - condemns Reagan's actions.] FBI reports shown and discussed. [Justice Department spokesperson Patrick KORTEN - comments on investigation.] [Representative Don EDWARDS - condemns investigation.] [Center for Constitutional Rights Margaret RATNER - says suits being filed for possible civil rights violations.] White House officials quoted regarding ploy to hamper aid to Contras Senate vote.

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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