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Watergate Case #227853

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1973
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(Studio) Senate committee hears testimony from Watergate defendant James McCord.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) McCord has told Judge John Sirica other high Nixon officials involved in Watergate bugging and that trial defendants were pressured to keep quiet and plead guilty. McCord testifies 4 hrs. before Senator investigating committee today. [McCord attorney Bernard FENSTERWALD - says McCord cannot comment on Senator meeting] [Former Nixon campaign director Jeb MAGRUDER - denies having had prior knowledge of Watergate bugging.] After attorney Earl Silbert says defendant E. Howard Hunt taking Fifth Amendment at grand jury hearings, Judge John Sirica grants Hunt immunity from prosecution and orders Hunt to testify. Hunt spends 4 hrs. behind closed doors at grand jury proceedings today. 4 Miami-based defendants now say they are ready to give all information they have about case to grand jury if granted immunity.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl Artist: Howard Brodie

Mudd, Roger;
Stahl, Lesley

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