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Campaign `72 / Democratic Headquarters Bugged #223477

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 19, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic national headquarters broken into over week end.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Watergate Hotel office complex is noted for security. Burglars penetrate security to reach offices of Democrat ncl. headquarters 5 men caught around receptionists desk, arrested at gunpoint. Photographic and electronic eavesdropping gear confiscated. James McCord, former FBI and CIA agent, 1 of 5 arrested. He was working as security consultant for Republican National Committee, and Committee to Re-elect President Nixon. [Democratic National Chairperson, Lawrence O'BRIEN - questions extent of spying operations. Criticizes crass violation of individual rights by alleged law and order administration] [Republican National Chairperson, Robert DOLE - can't comprehend why anyone would want to spy on Democrats] [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - trusts Justice Department will prosecute guilty parties in incredible act of political surveillance and intrusion. Says administration owes nation explanation and apology.] [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - says incident is symptomatic of tendency of current administration Says danger to privacy should concern all citizens.] [Senator George MCGOVERN - says it's legacy of years of wiretapping, snooping, and invasion of privacy in which government has been involved. Says Mitchell as Attorney General encouraged too free use of wiretaps.] Democrat officials consider legal action. 5 suspects still in jail.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Charged with McCord in case are 4 men connected to Cuban exile community in Miami, Florida.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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