CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 20, 1972
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(NYC) Senator Judiciary Committee hearings on Kleindienst nomination ended today. President aide Peter Flanigan last witness.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Flanigan testified, under limited waiver of doctrine of executive privilege, that he served only as conduit in obtaining outside financial consultant for ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) antitrust settlement, knew nothing of Republican convention arrangements, had not discussed antitrust policy at 2 meetings with ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) officials. Wouldn't answer other questions. Senator Kennedy left. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says White House has instructed Flanigan prerogatives executive privilege. Hamstrings Judiciary Committee] [FLANIGAN - says he was permitted to appear before committee on basis of Committee's. motion and that he played by those rules. There should be no inference he has anything to hide.] Committee to meet Wad. to judge Kleindienst nomination. Indications of approval noted.
REPORTER: Neil Strawser Artist: Howard Brodie
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