FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL RAMSEY CLARK DESIED THURSDAY PRESIDENT NIXON'S STATEMENT THAT LARGE SCALE BREAKINS WERE CONDUCTED DURING THE JOHNSON ADMINISTRATION.
CLARK SPEAKING, SAYING NOTHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED, NOT ONLY WERE THERE NO BREAKINS CONDUCTED BUT THAT THERE HAD NEVER BEEN ANY AUTHORIZATION FOR THEM... THROUGH HIS TEAM IN THE JOHNSON ADMINISTRATION. THERE WAS ONE OCCASION WHERE SOME MATERIAL TAKEN WITHOUT SEARCH WARRANT BUT COURTS RULED ACTION UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
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Background: FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL RAMSEY CLARK DESIED THURSDAY PRESIDENT NIXON'S STATEMENT THAT LARGE SCALE BREAKINS WERE CONDUCTED DURING THE JOHNSON ADMINISTRATION.
suggested lead-in: Former Attorney-General Ramsey Clark today displayed President Nixon's claim that burglary in the interest of national security was authorized on "a very large scale" during six years of the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. Clark told Carolyn Lewis that "there was no authorized burglary" while he was Attorney-General:
super Former Attorney-General Ramsey Clark.
OUT: "didn't do it."
Suggested tag: The Associated Press reports that the FBI committed burglaries during the Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson Administrations to gain foreign intelligence information. But Ramsey Clark claims that when J. Edgar Hoover asked for permission for such activities, Clark turned him down.