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(Studio) Doubt now Watergate bugging case will be aired in court before election. Criminal case in recess. Civil trial now halted.
(DC) District court judge says $3 million Democrat damage suit and Republican counter suits cannot be tried before election. So as not to prejudice criminal trial, all depositions halted. GOP's pleased; Democrats disappointed. [Democratic National Committee Joseph CALIFANO - urges independent investigation by bipartisan commission Says House Banking and Currency Committee, Senate subcommittee on Admiral of Justice appropriate groups to make study. Justice Department and Nixon admin. criticized.] Representative Patman seeks to hold investigation by House Banking Committee to determine bank routes for money to and from Mexico. Senator Kennedy reluctant to have Admin. Practices Subcommittee hold investigation. Democrats said needing to keep issue alive. [Filmed on site.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
- Schorr, Daniel
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