ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 13, 1972
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(Studio) Democrats increase demands in Watergate bugging case, seek to amend earlier suit for $1 million in damages to $3 million against Republican Committee to Reelect President Republicans accuse McGovern campaign chairperson Lawrence O'Brien of malicious abuse of federal court system, ask $2.5 million compensation. Compare McGovernism to McCarthyism. Democrats charge Nixon campaign financial chairperson Maurice Stans of involvement.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) House Banking Committee charges Stans approved funding of Democrat headquarters break-in, received oil money. [STANS - criticizes Patman committee for partisan misbehavior.] [Representative Wright PATMAN - believes Stans had knowledge of Watergate incident.] [Massachusetts Representative Margaret HECKLER - wants to know who asked questions, etc. in committee hearings; bitter that Republicans excluded.] Senator Edward Kennedy's Senator Judiciary Committee may also hold hearings.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher
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