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US-China Relationship / FBI Spy Scandal #727958

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Brian Ross) The indictment of double agent Katrina Leung for counter-spying for China while spying for the FBI against China featured; details given about her sexual relationship with retired FBI agent James Smith, who was indicted yesterday for negligence & about her tips to China. [EXPERT - says Leung, considered an asset, has tuned out to be a headache.] [Retired agent I.P. SMITH - says Leung tipped off China.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(FBI: Pierre Thomas) The trouble at the FBI that allowed the Leung-Smith case to develop examined. [Former Justice Department Inspector General Michael BROMWICH†- says just one person cannot operate an informant; states it is "troubling" there was so little supervision of Smith.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - hopes Congress will have an independent investigation of what went wrong.] The Justice Department's start of five investigations to find out how this happened noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian;
Thomas, Pierre

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