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Pentagon Papers Case / Mistrial Declared #228475

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 11, 1973
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(Studio) Mistrial declared in Pentagon Papers case.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) Judge Matt. Byrne rules government's wiretapping and White House's investigation of Dan. Ellsberg offends all sense of justice. Dismisses all counts against Ellsberg and codefendant Anthony Russo. [ELLSBERG - says feels prosecution was stopped because case was getting too close to President misconduct. Trial has helped uncover way Nixon administration operates.] Ruling a heavy blow to prosecutor David Nissen.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Don Juhlin

(Studio) Robert Cushman, deputy CIA chief at time of burglary of Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office by Howard Hunt, tells Congress he was not aware of precise nature of Hunt's mission.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Cushman tells Congress he helped Howard Hunt on request from John Ehrlichman. [Senator Henry JACKSON - says White House, not CIA, violated law.] Cushman an old friend of Nixon, Ehrlichman and Haldeman.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

Graham, Fred;
McLaughlin, Marya;
Mudd, Roger

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