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Senate Watergate Committee / President / Illegal Contributions #226189

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 13, 1973
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(Studio) Senate Watergate committee hopes to meet with President to discuss Watergate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Committee votes to request meeting with President Senator Lowell Weicker proposes motion; Senator Howard Baker to meet with President along with other Republican Senators later in day. Hearings continue. [American Shipbuilding Company spokesperson Matthew CLARK - testifies contributions went to Nixon campaign with fake bonuses from company] Company lawyer told employees to lie to FBI about contributions. Secretary of company reports bonuses added up to $25,000; board chairperson added $75,000; contributions given to Herbert Kalmbach, fund raiser. [Senator Sam DASH - asks if action appropriate.] [Robert E. BARTLOME - admits action wrong, but company initially unaware of illegality of contributions.] Wilbur Bennett, Minnesota Mining and Mfg. spokesperson, meets with committee in exec session and admits illegal contributions. Details of session outlined.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) 2 more companies, Gulf Oil and Ashland Petroleum Company made illegal contributions to Nixon, Wilbur Mills and Henry Jackson, Fines outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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