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Carter Family Bus. Investigation #58549

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 20, 1979
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(Studio) Paul J Curran, apptd. by Attorney General Griffin Bell, said named special cnsl. with regard to investigation of the Carter family business relationship with Bert Lance and National Bank of Georgia.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Bell said to appointed Curran as special cnsl. in response to Republican pressure with regard to outside investigator. [BELL - explains why Curran apptd.] Curran said responsible to Justice Department [BELL - comments with regard to prosecutor vs. cnsl. status.] Curran noted to be Republican [CURRAN - comments.] Investigation said to focus on National Bank of Georgia loans to Carter peanut bus., election campaign funds, and role of Billy and Lillian Carter.
REPORTER: Vic Ratner

(DC) Republicans said pressing for wider-ranging investigation of Carter family business Senator Howard Baker quoted with regard to administration's naming of special cnsl. rather than prosecutor. [BAKER - comments.] [Representative John RHODES - comments.] Letter from Senator Republicans to Attorney General Bell quoted on screen. Vice President Walter Mondale and Watergate mentioned.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

Mackin, Catherine;
Ratner, Vic;
Reynolds, Frank

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