CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 02, 1972
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(Studio) Report on investigation into Democratic national headquarters break-in now presented.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) General Accounting Office to conduct full review of campaign finances of Committee to Re-elect the President 5 men now on trial for breaking in and trying to bug Democrat headquarters on June 17. 1 of then, Bernard Barker, found to have check for $25,000 originally earmarked for presidential campaign fund.
REPORTER: Mel Walker
(DC) [Office of Federal Elections director Phillip HUGHES - says office has direct concern with rptg. of campaign financial transactions. Will investigate to determine if act has been compiled with.]
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb
(DC) [Former Democratic national chairperson Lawrence O'BRIEN - urges President to assign special prosecutor to case. Calls incident a matter of political espionage.] President' campaign officials maintain low profile.
REPORTER: Hal Walker
(DC) Republican fund raiser Maurice Stans, who supposedly had check at one time, remains unavailable. [Staffer reads statement in name of Nixon's campaign manager Clark MecGregor that matter is under investigation.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer