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Watergate Case #227811

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 26, 1973
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(Studio) Senate committee to investigate Watergate bugging holds first meeting amid reports James McCord has implicated men close to President Los Angeles "Times" reports McCord named White House attorney John Dean and deputy campaign director Jeb Magruder as knowing of Watergate bugging in advance.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Key Biscayne, Florida) [White House Press Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says Dean had no prior knowledge of bugging.] Ziegler also critical of procedures of Senate committee to investigate Watergate headed by Sam. Ervin.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Although asked by Ziegler to retract his remarks concerning Dean's lying to FBI, L. Pat. Gray refuses to do so. Nixon more concerned with protecting Dean than with backing Gray at present.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Senator investigating committee meets to hear chief council Sam. Dash's account of his mtgs. with James McCord. [Senator Lowell WEICKER - says believes White House officials involved in bugging.] Attorney General Richard Kleindienst tells reporter Connie Chung that he sent letter to Judge John Sirica requesting Sirica to inform him of any new factual info. disclosed by James McCord with regard to bugging. [KLEINDIENST - says Nixon has always wanted incident fully investigated.] At court G. Gordon Liddy refuses to answer most grand jury questions. Takes Fifth Amendment. Prosecutor Seymore Glanzer asks Judge Sirica to grant Liddy immunity from prosecution that might grow out of testimony.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl Artist: Howard Brodie

Mudd, Roger;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Stahl, Lesley

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