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Campaign `72 / Democratic Headquarters Break-In #224432

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 1972
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(Studio) Bugging of Democratic national headquarters in DC's Watergate Hotel back in news.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(White House) President Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler has called break-in a 3rd rate burglary attempt. "Time" magazine reports FBI found Democrat headquarters had already been bugged, 5 men arrested there were removing bug, and monitoring of bug was taking place in 2 rooms in Howard Johnson Motel across street. Monitoring done by security intelligence squad of Committee to Re-elect President Former assistant Attorney General Robert Mardian linked to bugging.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Miami Beach, Florida) [MARDIAN - says he had nothing to do with Watergate affair. Says any implication to contrary is bald-faced lie.]
REPORTER: Joel Blocker

(Miami Beach, Florida) [President aide John EHRLICHMAN - on CBS Morning News, implies private investigation has been carried out by President staff. Says no White House involvement found.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather and John Hart

(White House) Mbrs. of Committee to Reelect President are not federal employees and were not investigated by White House Attorney General Richard Kleindienst, in Orlando, Florida, "Sentinel" interview, confirms grand jury action in case is imminent. Instructs United States attorney to let chips fall where they may.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Hart, John;
Rather, Dan;
Blocker, Joel;
Collingwood, Charles;
Pierpoint, Robert

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