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Watergate Case #228608

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 21, 1973
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(Studio) CIA memo quotes former President aide M.R. Haldeman as saying President wished to stop FBI investigation of laundering campaign funds in Mexico.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Memo was written after CIA chief Richard Helms and his. deputy Vernon Walters met with M.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman. Walters wrote memo, but Helms now says he can remember no direct mention of President during mtg. [HELMS - in response to question by Senator Charles Percy, says cannot absolutely state one way or another whether Nixon's name mentioned as directing actions of his aides.] Senator wants to know why CIA gave assistance to Howard Hunt when Hunt didn't work with CIA. [HELMS - answers that help was given because Haldeman asked that it be given.]
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

(Studio) Senator Stuart Symington says White House had secret plans to involve CIA and Defense Department in domestic espionage at 1 time. Symington spoke after talking with former White House employee Tom Charles Houston. Houston's testimony documented by files taken from White House by John Dean. CBS resumes coverage Senate Watergate hearings 10 a.m. EDT tomorrow.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator Judiciary Committee questions Archibald Cox with regard to his coming investigation Watergate scandal. In response to question by Senator Robt Byrd, Cox says his investigation will not be interfered with by Attorney General designate Elliot Richardson. [COX - assures reporters his investigation will be free from executive interference.] Richardson's speedy confirmation as Attorney General now expected.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred;
McLaughlin, Marya

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