CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 31, 1972
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(Studio) New evidence in Watergate bugging case at Democratic national headquarters reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Federal investigators say G. Gordon Liddy, former cnsl. to Fin. Committee to Reelect the President and E. Howard Hunt, former White House consultant, were in Watergate hotel with electronic receiving devices on June 17 when wiretappers found in Democratic national headquarters Hunt has pleaded 5th Amendment to questions put to him so far.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
(Miami, Florida) Dade County state's attorney says he has evidence the Democrat ntl. headquarters had been raided prior to June 17. Bernard Barker and Frank Sturgis had film processed in Miami on June 10. [Florida state's attorney, Richard GERSTEIN - says according to testimony of photograph developer, the film he developed showed documents on a rug being held for photographing. Documents consisted of correspondence between Lawrence O'Brien and others and dossiers on high officials in Democratic party This suggests the Watergate affair was one in a series of break-ins.] [Photo shop manager, Michael RICHARDSON - says they asked for a rush job and were pleased with results.] State's attorney says he'll press charges in Florida for violation of banking laws and possession of stolen property.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne
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