CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 27, 1973
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(Studio) Jeb Magruder, ex-Nixon reelection committee worker and Commerce Department officer, resigns over Watergate implications. General Accounting Office accuses Nixon campaign of secretly and illegally spending money to try to shape public opinion.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) 3 more campaign spending law violations charged against Nixon reelection committee Unreported payments to student for spying, to ad group for Pro-Nixon Vietnam advertising in New York "Times", and to campaign official to drum up support for mining Haiphong Harbor, charged. General Accounting Office chief Philip Hughes says is now clear secret fund much more than $350,000 originally reported Says Justice Department has done nothing about previous charges, include Watergate money. [HUGHES - urges Attorney General to act on reported violations of Federal Election Campaign Act.] General Accounting Office urges action be taken against Hugh Sloan, Nixon campaign treasurer, for deliberately false report on campaign contributions and expenditures. Sloan spent 2 hrs. with Watergate prosecutor Earl Silbert and his attorney.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
(DC) Jeb Magruder was second ranking official on Presidential campaign committee Worked directly under John Mitchell and Clark MacGregor. Represented Bob Haldeman at Republican convention. Magruder's job at Commerce Department paid $36,000/year. Had limousine paid for by Nixon committee Magruder earlier charged that John Mitchell and John Dean authorized Watergate burglary. Dean's resignation also expected now.
REPORTER: Dan Rather