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Page 2-Thursday, July 31, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Official: Billy lied to
Justice Department

(Continued from Page 1)
possible to prosecute Billy Carter for
lying to Justice Department in-
vestigators about the payment. -
Lisker also said Billy Carter in-
dicated in January he had access to
State Department cables about his trips
to Libya.
The Justice Department official said
he had in his briefcase during the inter-
view on Jan. 16 non-classified State
Department cables about Billy's trips.
LISKER SAID, "Billy looked over at
my cables and said, 'Oh, I've got those.'
I said, 'Who gave them to you? He said,
'Jimmy.' "'
Lisker said there would be no
violation of law if someone in gover-
nment gave Billy unclassified cables,
but he was still checking to see what
cables Billy had and who gave them to
him. Beyond the legality of such an'ac-
tion, it raises the question of the
president's self-described arms-length
role in Billy Carter's Libyan connec-
AT THE WHITE House, spokesman
Ray Jenkins said the president recalls
discussing "low classification" cables
with his brother, but does not remem-
ber showing the documents to Billy or
giving them to him.
"The president's best recollection is
the only State Department cables he
has ever discussed with Billy Carter
are low classification cables (not top
secret) from our embassy in Libya in

reporting on Billy Carter's first trip to
Libya in September 1978," Jenkins
Jenkins said the cables Carter
discussed with his brother indicated
that the trip "had gone well from the
U.S. embassy's point of view."
recall whether he saw the text of these
cables himself or heard about them,"
Jenkins said. "He does not now recall
showing the texts to Billy Carter or
giving him copies."
Lisker said the cables he laid out on
the table were routine State Depar-
tment documents on Billy Carter's trip,
describing such things as his welcome
to Libya-and his instructions from the
State Department not to get into
anything controversial.
Meanwhile, in response to questions,
Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti
said through a spokesman yesterday he
has not considered resigning, has not
been asked to resign by anyone in the
White House, nor has he been asked to
alter plans to leave today on a 18-day
business trip to Honolulu, New Zealand,
and Australia.
The Americans for Democratic Ac-
tion called for Civiletti's resignation af-
ter he admitted last week he had told
Carter at a June 17 Oval Office meeting
the president was foolish to have not
registered long before that, and if he
did register'belatedly, Billy Carter
probably wouldn't be prosecuted for his
previous failure to register.

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showers. The high temperature will reach the upper 80s. Q
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Cinema Guild-M, 8 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
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Thursday, July 31, 1980
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