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Watergate Case and Pentagon Papers Case #228434

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon ordered investigation of leak of Pentagon Papers which led to Gordon Liddy's and Howard Hunt's burglary of office Dan. Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Senator calls on President to name independent prosecutor to investigate Watergate. FBI agents guard files of White House aides John Ehrlichman, M.R. Haldeman and John Dean.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Judge Matt. Byrne gives defense attys. copy of FBI interview with John Ehrlichman. Interview reveals Ehrlichman, on orders from Nixon, launched White House investigation of Pentagon Papers leak and hired Gordon Liddy and Howard Hunt to carry it out. Defense attorney Leonard Boudin calls for mistrial. Ehrlichman says had no advance knowledge of break-in and when learned of it told Hunt and Liddy not to do it again. [ELLSBERG - says question now is whether Nixon ordered illegal activity.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Don Juhlin

(Studio) Washington, DC "Star News" reports Hunt billed White House for 4 hrs. work on day of burglary. Was paid $100/hr.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [EHRLICHMAN - says intends to cooperate fully with all proper investigations. Blames press for his resignation.] Ehrlichman denies he wanted Pat. Gray to destroy documents he gave him from E. Howard Hunt's safe. [HALDEMAN - tells reporter Connie Chung he intends to be cleared of any wrongdoing.] [Former Attorney General Richard KLEINDIENST - says Justice Department investigation Watergate diligent.] Kleindienst opposes having independent agent investigate case. Jeb Magruder refuses comment on Watergate.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Watergate grand jury hears testimony from Nixon attorney Herbert Kalmbach.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:06:50

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