ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 11, 1980
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(Studio) Call for trial of United States hostages by Iran's minister of state reported; former attorney general Ramsey Clark's response to President Carter's call for his prosecution for traveling to Iran noted. [CLARK - comments.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Irony of former attorney general of United States discouraging obedience to authority noted; International Emergency Econ. Powers Act cited as justification for travel ban considered. Lyndon Johnson's reticence with regard to prosecution of Benjamin Spock and William Sloane Coffin during Clark's term as attorney general recalled; photos shown. Carter's use of Article II of Constitution to enforce ban noted; article quoted on screen. Probability that Clark won't be prosecuted considered.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien
(Studio) Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to Carter's lack of pressure on justice Department
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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