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Federal Grants (Part II) #91085

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 06, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Questions arising from Justice Department grants given noncompetitively to associate of Edwin Meese, George Nicholson, for work at Ofc. of Juvenile Justice discussed; FBI and Justice Department reported investigating Juvenile Justice employees Frank Porpotage, Dave West and Paul Steiner for questioning possible relationship between White House and selection of federal grant recipients. [PORPOTAGE, WEST, STEINER - discuss their situations.] [Attorney Mona LYONS - criticizes manner in which investigation is conducted against employees.] Justice Department's investigation technique described. [PORPOTAGE - recalls department `s hint. in his personal telephone calls.] [Bob CUSHMAN - describes FBI's efforts to intimidate him.] [PORPOTAGE - doesn't know how FBI knew of his private phone conversations.] [Representative Ike ANDREWS - considers FBI's conduct inexcusable.] Outstanding personnel records of the three under investigation cited. [WEST - notes other employees have been intimidated by their experience.] [CUSHMAN - is reminded of Watergate by administration's "inappropriate and arrogant" use of power.] [STEINER - has never felt as threatened before.] Admin.'s response outlined.
REPORTER: Karen Burnes

Reporter(s):
Burnes, Karen;
Koppel, Ted
Duration:
00:04:10

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