ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 15, 1972
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(Studio) Federal grand jury indicts 7 on charges of conspiracy, breaking and entering, theft, and installing eavesdropping devices at Democratic national headquarters
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Justice Department) Several men charged have ties to White House or President Nixon's reelection campaign. James McCord, G. Gordon Liddy, and E. Howard Hunt implicated in Watergate bugging scandal.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher
(DC) [Attorney General Richard KLEINDIENST - rejects Democrat charges that investigation was not thorough enough, that even more important Republicans involved.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
(Studio) 4 men charged in case show up in Miami.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Miami, Florida) Bernard Barker, alleged leader of Watergate break-in, with attorney Henry Rothblatt, surrenders to Dade County state attorney He is charged with fraudulently notarizing an endorsement on a check originating from Nixon reelection campaign. [Virgilio GONZALES - says he's an accomplished locksmith but never opened anything illegally.] [Frank STURGIS - speaks of international Communist conspiracy.] Said to be a highly anti-Castro Cuban expatriate. [Bernard BARKER - says Washington, DC District Attorney threatened that he, Barker, would rot in jail unless he talked. Says he can't be made to talk.] Eugenio Martinez also involved.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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