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Watergate Case #228591

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 02, 1973
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(Studio) United Press International reports Nixon intends to decentralize chief of staff office formerly run by Bob Haldeman. Nixon gives Vice President Agnew important role in shaping domestic policy. Agnew replaces John Ehrlichman. Reporter Robert Pierpoint says President has established strict rules to investigators' access to White House files.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Former aides Ehrlichman and Haldeman face grand jury testimony soon. [EHRLICHMAN - says doesn't think will be indicted over Watergate affair.] [HALDEMAN - declines comment on case.] [John MITCHELL - criticizes New York "Times" report on Watergate.] Jeb Magruder, former Nixon deputy campaign manager, testifies 3 hrs. to grand jury. Justice Department today charges Nixon campaign with failing to file reports and keep records on $200,000 contribution from financier Robert Vesco. Vesco sought help from Mitchell and Ehrlichman in business and legal troubles. Campaign finance chairperson Maurice Stans received contribution but did not report it to treas. Hugh Sloan.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Martha Mitchell, wife John Mitchell, scheduled to give deposition in Watergate civil case.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator George McGovern talks about Watergate. [McGOVERN - says doesn't feel Nixon personally involved in Watergate. President needs help in getting through difficult period. Watergate must be investigated thoroughly.] Republicans Ann Armstrong and Caspar Weinberger speaking with McGovern, say Watergate will be overshadowed by Nixon years
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce;
Schorr, Daniel

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