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Watergate Case #228531

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 16, 1973
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(Studio) President blames John Dean for White House involvement in Watergate.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(White House) Press Secretary Ron Ziegler says John Dean had personal responsibility for Nixon's Watergate investigation. Ziegler says Dean reported to John Ehrlichman who in turn reported to Nixon. Was no written report John Dean blames John Ehrlichman and M.R. Haldeman for Watergate, and feels if Nixon didn't know he should have.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) G. Bradford Cook, chief of SEC, resigns. Cook was mentioned in indictments of John Mitchell and Maurice Stans in connection with Vesco contributions to Nixon campaign.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Cook says is innocent of any wrongdoing, but doesn't want suspicions about him to impede government [COOK - praises Nixon. Says wants to avoid embarrassment to President] Cook modified charges against Vesco to avoid mention of Vesco's campaign contribution. Says this was irrelevant to case. Securities and Exchange Commission chief at time, William Casey, agreed. At time Cook was deputy SEC chief.
REPORTER: George Herman

(Studio) Senator Barry Goldwater says because of Watergate people losing confidence in American's ability to govern. Senator Hugh Scott agrees with Goldwater that scandal should not bring government business to halt. Attorney for M.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman seeks to delay clients' giving of depositions in Watergate civil suit. Attorney for John Dean also seeks to delay deposition.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Judge John Sirica gives immunity to Gordon Liddy for Ervin committee testimony. Liddy attorney Peter Maroulis says Liddy won't testify regardless. David Young, former Kissinger aide who worked with Egil Krogh, granted grand jury immunity. Roy Sheppard, accused of removing Watergate files from White House, also granted grand jury immunity.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Senator Sam. Ervin promises new Watergate information from Senator hearings beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. EST which CBS will cover live.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Herman, George;
Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan;
Schorr, Daniel

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