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Sub-Committee but there I'm one from the bottom, but I love
that committee, too. But I really like my committee assignments,
and I do a lot of work, and I think it happens to be
Did I tell you the story about my being a character witness?
For the two convicted Congressmen? You mentioned it, but
you haven't told the story.
Okay. The first one was Frank Brasco, and he and I became
friends because we both served on the Banking and Currency
Committee -- sat next to one another. And as I say, we became
friends -- I don't want to say close friends, because that
wouldn't be true. But we had a lot of good rapport.
He did something that was rather odd on the Banking and
Currency Committee, which was the subject of newspaper articles,
Namely, in October of 1972 when Watergate was just coming to
the public attention but there wasn't any opportunities to
subpoena any material that would get into the matter. We had
not yet reached the impeachment stage. Obviously not, because
the election was in '72. But Patman is really a wily old man --
a little senile but wily. He dreamt up -- or his staff did --
that we on Banking and Currency could get into Watergate because
there had been some what was called washing of money in Mexico
using American banks.
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