July 24, 1980:
This button commemorates the time when Carter relieved himself on an airport runway in front of the media.
The Senate unanimously votes to set up a panel to investigate Billy Carter's business dealings with Libya. The action comes ten days after the Justice Department disclosed that Carter, brother of President Jimmy Carter, had registered as a foreign agent representing the Libya, well after he received $220,000 from that country's government.
Billy Carter denied any wrongdoing and said he had made a complete disclosure on all his dealings with the Arab nation.
In 1978, he announced he was a friend of Libya and had visited the country, with all expenses paid by the Libyan government. Previous letters from the Justice Department urging that he register as a foreign agent were ignored by the president's brother. A DoJ report released in November of 1980 said that President Carter, despite claims to the contrary, failed to cooperate fully with the investigation.
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