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Watergate Case #22796

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 11, 1973
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(Studio) Howard Hunt pleads guilty to all charges against him.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Howard Hunt, ex-CIA agent, ex-consult., offers to change plea to guilty on 3 of 6 counts against him. Judge Sirica denies motion. Hunt then offers to plead guilty to all 6 counts. Judge accepts this. Hunt answers questions composed by attorney William Bittman. [HUNT - says did what he did in best interests of country Does not believe higher officials involved in bugging.] Jury not informed of why Hunt missing from trial now for fear of prejudicing case of remaining 6.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson Artist Freda Reiter

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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