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Page 2-Friday, August 4, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Flynt OKs Korean's testimony
WASHINGTON (AP) - House and fluerice-buying in Congress, said in an perjured himself he can be charged,"
Senate investigators accepted yester- earlier discussion with The Associated Jaworski told the AP.
day a South Korean offer to supply a Press that Kim's testimony would He had predicted that his stepping out
former ambassador's statements on amount to "a nice little parlor inter- of the investigation would bring the
the Capitol Hill influence-buying scan- view" of no use to the investigation South Korean offer of Kim's testimony,
dal, but there was no indication the unless he is placed under oath. adding: "But I'm assuming that no one
testimony would be taken under oath. Jaworski has said the ethics commit would accept the testimony of Kim
Rep. John Flynt, (D-Ga.), chairman tee has information that the former Dong Jo unless it were under oath,
of the House ethics committee, announ- ambassador made substantial cash because otherwise you get a Newsweek
ced he had accepted the offer from payments to between six and 10 interview."
Seoul to have former Ambassador Kim congressmen and Kim and his wife "REMEMBER, he gave an interview
Dong Jo "supply new and concrete fac- were accused at public hearings of to Newsweek and he denied everything,
tual information regarding his financial trying to give envelopes stuffed with said nothing like that ever happened, he
transactions with members of $100 bills to at least three congressmen. didn't give any money to anyone, it was
Congress." FLYNT SAID yesterday his commit- all a fairy tale. We didn't want another
SEN. ADLAI Stevenson, (D-Ill.), tee is already arranging to submit Newsweek interview so we made it
chairman of the Senate ethics commit- questions to the South Korean gover- very clear ... We wanted it in such a
tee, said the procedure falls short of the nment and indicated Seoul's promise is hform it would have value in a House
panel's desire to meet personally with to send back Kim's answers. hearing. We wanted it either under oath
Kim, but members "concluded that it is The committee's chief investigator, or affirmation."
better to use this procedure than to John Nields, said the panel may have' Flynt contended the committee can
have no opportunity at all." the answers in "a couple of weeks," but verify the truthfulness of Kim's
But Leon Jaworski, who withdrew he declined to say if they will be made Flyn, testimony by comparing it with in-
from the investigation of Korean in- under oath, dependent information the panel
Jaworski told The Associated Press already has.
that there had been previous offers of Jaworski had announced his plan to
unsworn testimony by Kim, which he withdraw last week and he notified the
had rejected. In his book on the House on Wednesday that he had not
Watergate investigation, Jaworski said been able to learn the truth about Kim's
Richard Nixon had frequently offered alleged payments to congressmen and
CORto submit to written questions and he could do no more.
COODS had rejected them because they SOUTH KOREA made its offer to
"seldom gave a full and accurate ac- cooperate on the Kim issue two days
count of the facts." Written answers ago, sources said, and ethics committee
could be incorrect or incomplete and "I leaders accepted it about the same time
could not pursue them as I could if oral Jaworski delivered his formal notice of
i 1 !testimony were given." withdrawal.
OTHER SOURCES said putting Kim House sources close to negotiations
under oath would be pointless because insisted Jaworski's stepping aside was
he will remain in Seoul and could not be only one reason Seoul decided to
Sjailed for perjury in America in any cooperate and that House members did
{ 1+ case, but Jaworski disagreed with that not try to get Jaworski out of the way.
argument in his interview with the AP. Flynt said the South Korean offer
"Kim Dong Jo, if he gives us resulted from an appeal House Speaker
testimony under oath or affirmation, he Thomas (Tip) O'Neill and Republican
has relatives in this country, he may Leader John Rhodes made to South
want to return here someday and if he's Korean President Park Chung-hee at
iii,_ Jaworski's request.
TilE MICHIGAN DAILY The two House leaders urged the
vol. Lxxxvii,.No. 55- Korean president to meet with two
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