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CIA / Casey #72863

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 27, 1981
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(Studio) CIA director William Casey reported calling mass meeting of agency employees today to inform them of his belief that he will be exonerated; crowd's response, according to CIA sources, mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Casey's appeal to Senate Intelligence Committee noted; Tennessee attorney Fred Thompson reported joining committee as special cnsl. for the Casey issue. His role on Senate Watergate Committee recalled. [THOMPSON - hopes investigation will be quick.] "Newsweek" article, claiming Casey presented House Intelligence Committee plans for overthrow of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi, said denied by White House and others. [CASEY - comments on address to CIA employees.] Senate Intelligence Committee said recing. preliminary staff report today on Casey's finances; details given.

(Studio) Further discussion of issue, include interview with CIA deputy director Admiral Bobby Inman, on tonight's "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Hume, Brit;
Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank

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