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    The United States Vice-President Spiro Agnew on Tuesday (August 21) condemned leaks to the Press of details of the Justice Department investigation into allegations of corruption against him.

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    The United States Vice-President Spiro Agnew on Tuesday (August 21) condemned leaks to the Press of details of the Justice Department investigation into allegations of corruption against him. He told a Washington press conference that anonymous officials in the Justice Department and in the prosecutor's office in the State of Maryland were guilty of "an outrageous effort to influence the outcome of possible grand ??? liberations."
    Time magazin???imed this week that a third Maryland engineering consultant had now ???tified to the Grand Jury that he made contributions to Mr. Agnew about five times a year when he was Governor of Maryland and less frequently since he became Vice-President.

    The Vice-President recently called the allegations "demand lies."
    At Tuesday's press conference Mr. Agnew said he had asked the U.S. Attorney-General Mr. Elliot Richardson to carry out an investigation into the source of the leaks.

    Later on Tuesday Mr. Richardson said he had no evidence that any leaks on the progress of the investigation had come from the Justice Department but disciplinary action would be taken if any Department employee was found to be responsible.

    SYNOPSIS: In Washington on Tuesday, United States Vice-President Spiro Agnew condemned leaks to the Press on the investigation of corruption allegations against him. He called for an inquiry.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA4N0RDHA657MC0LAOP9C3N3WY
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4N0RDHA657MC0LAOP9C3N3WY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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