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Billy Carter Affair #66821

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 30, 1980
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(Studio) Justice Department documents delivered to Congress today noted revealing that Billy Carter claimed he was given State Department cables by his brother, President Carter; Justice Department official said claiming that Billy Carter lied about his 1st payment from Libya.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Justice Department attorney Joel Lisker quoted with regard to Billy's alleged lie re: his 1st payment from Libyans; details outlined on screen. [Representative Harold SAWYER - says Justice Department documents reveal Billy's claim that Jimmy Carter gave him State Department telegrams with regard to Billy's trip to Libya.] Representatives Harold Volkmer and Thomas Railsback said confirming Sawyer's statement about documents. [RAILSBACK - comments.] Lisker quoted with regard to cables Billy Carter claimed to have.

(DC) White House reported admitting that President Carter discussed classified State Department cables about Libya with brother Billy; President's statement on issue quoted in part on screen. President recalled yesterday as wanting all relevant information in case made public as soon as possible; information today noted coming from someone else, as have other revelations recently.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) FBI reported investigating possible relationship between fugitive financier and Charter Oil Company, the company which Billy Carter representative in oil negotiations with Libya.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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