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Hollings to Delay Action on Webster

Associated Press

Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.) said Wednesday that he would hold up the nomination of FBI Director William H. Webster to be CIA director until Webster assures him that there will be a full investigation of security problems at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

Hollings accused the FBI of not vigorously investigating the State Department in connection with the Marine espionage scandal at the embassy.

“It is apparent that the FBI has no idea of doing anything,” Hollings said. “It is apparent that I’m being given the runaround.” He said he wanted a full investigation of how the security problems developed.


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