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Campaign `72 / Democratic Headquarters Break-In #220570

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 06, 1972
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(Studio) Federal judge eases restrictions on discussing Watergate case, saying it does not apply to Congress, political debate, or news rptg. Campaign funds play role in case.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Judge Sirica eases ban on public comment on Watergate case in face of 2 challenges. House Banking Committee chairperson Wright Patman warned judge of hindering Congress investigations. Democratic party attorney Joseph Califano said Democratic candidates would not consider selves bound by restraint on free speech. [McGovern campaign director Lawrence O'BRIEN - says ruling engineered by Nixon administration which is desperately trying to hide something.] GAO's director, Office Federal Elections, Phillip Hughes, notes 3 apparent violations of campaign disclosure law by Democrats They involve tickets sold to McGovern rally in Madison Square Garden, contributions by foreign nationals, and newspaper advertisement inadequately identified. [HUGHES - says Democratic violations do not compare in magnitude with Republican ones.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:02:40

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