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Mitchell / Supreme Court Interference #228517

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 15, 1973
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(Studio) Eric Sevareid recently reported that while Attorney General, John Mitchell tried to influence Supreme Court decisions on wiretapping.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(No location given) [MITCHELL - calls report irresponsible.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) CBS has more details on Mitchell's actions now.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Mitchell's press secretary, Jack Landau, reports Mitchell sent him secretly to Supreme Court in March, 1969, with documents about wiretaps. Intention was to get Court to reverse or modify recent Court rulings on wiretaps. Landau met with Chief Justice Earl Warren and William Brennan. Warren considered disclosing incident, but decided since Mitchell new at his job his lapse of propriety could be overlooked.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Mitchell denies trying to improperly influence Court White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler denies Nixon used almost $1 million in surplus 1968 campaign funds to buy San Clemente, California, estate.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:03:20

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