ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 29, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter reported stating that he is willing and eager to answer all questions about his brother's association with Libya.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) President's attempt to counter Watergate insinuations with regard to Billy Carter's Libya connection examined. [President CARTER - comments.] Carter said not mentioning his conversation with Attorney General and how Billy might avoid prosecution; White House aides said confident that President Carter won't suffer politically from affair. Open convention issue discussed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Democrats controlling Senate subcommittee investigating Billy Carter affair said not prepared for President's desire to testify as early as next week; chairperson Birch Bayh said considering having hearings, possibly with testimony from Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti, prior to Democratic Convention [Senators Robert DOLE, Birch BAYH - exchange comments.] Committee said waiting until Thursday to decide whether or not to have hearings before the convention
REPORTER: Brit Hume
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