CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 20, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic National Committee Chairperson Lawrence O'Brien files $1 million suit for damages against President Nixon's campaign organization and 5 men accused of breaking into Democrat Hdqtrs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) White House consultant E. Howard Hunt has been linked with 5 raiders. O'BRIEN - says incident represents politics brought down to gutter level.] (Hunt's home shown) Hunt is consultant to White House counsel Charles Colson. Hunt's name, telephone number, piece of mail found among effects of James McCord, Bernard Barker, and other 3 men arrested after break-in. (Hunt's office shown). Hunt was in CIA action at Bay of Pigs with Barker, and met with him in Miami, Florida 2 weeks ago, according to New York "Times." McCord was also in Miami checking security in offices of Republican National Committee John Mitchell, head of Committee to Re-elect President (offices shown) denies any connection with McCord's action at Watergate; calls O'Brien's lawsuit a political stunt. [Republican National Chairperson, Senator Robert DOLE - says O'Brien is responding as most Democrats thought he would.] 5 men arrested are in DC jail pending hearing on bail. Senator Mike Mansfield calls meeting of political leaders to discuss security at Miami conventions. Those present include: Attorney General Kleindienst, Dole, O'Brien, Senator Hugh Scott, Senators Kennedy and Thurmond, and leaders House of Representatives O'Brien has confidence in FBI investigation.
REPORTER: George Herman
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