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Watergate Case #225274

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 16, 1973
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(Studio) Attorney for James McCord says client bugged Watergate in effort to prevent violence.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) James McCord and Gordon Liddy 2 remaining defendants in case. Prosecutor Earl Silbert calls security guard Frank Wills, who testifies to finding tapes in doors of Watergate building Ofr. John Barrett and 2 other policemen tell of capturing 5 men, include James McCord and Frank Strugis, in act of bugging Watergate. Defense attorney cross-examines Thomas Gregory, student recruited by H. Hunt to infiltrate Muskie and McGovern headquarters Liddy's attorney, Peter Marulus, attacks Gregory's credibility. Mccord's attorney, Gerald Alch, accepts Gregory's testimony. Says Republicans had reason to fear antiwar violence which motivated them to spy on Democrats Effort to avert violence justified bugging, says Alch. [ALCH - says were plans for demonstrations, and therefore possible violence, at Republican convention.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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