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FBI Officers'/ Pardon #71100

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 15, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan reported pardoning former FBI officials Mark Felt and Ed Miller, convicted of approving illegal break-ins of families and friends of Weather Underground during Vietnam war; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [MILLER, FELT - express no remorse.] Their statements during trial with regard to former acting director L. Patrick Gray recalled; chgs. against Gray noted later dropped. Reagan's statement shown, quoted on screen. [Civil liberties attys. Gordon JOHNSON, William KUNSTLER - equate situation with Gerald Ford's pardoning of Richard Nixon.] Criticism of pardon by John Nields detailed.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Item recapped at end of bdcast.

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

O'Brien, Tim;
Reynolds, Frank

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