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Watergate / Senate Investigation #228632

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 22, 1973
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(Studio) John Caulfield, James McCord differ on source of clemency offers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) [Senator Sam ERVIN - calls committee to order.] McCord testimony continues. That Watergate a CIA operation denied. Idea said conveyed by Gerald Alch and Henry Bitman. [McCORD - reads statement implicating Alch and Schlesinger, charging Helm fired by White House for CIA involvement purposes. Recalls Hitler and Nazi Germany. Notes FBI under L. Patrick Gray leadership Refers to E. Howard Hunt's knowledge-of case, and Hunt statement with regard to Nixon impeachment.] John Mitchell, John Dean roles in situation noted. McCord questioning by Senator Inouye noted. [McCORD - testifies re: Mitchell deniability, as reported by G. Gordon Liddy.] McCord demonstrates bug equipment. John Caulfield testimony reported [CAULFIELD - reads statement affirming belief in sincerity of clemency offer, denying direct knowledge of Nixon involvement.] Wiretap ploy involving Chilean and Israeli embassies noted. [CAULFIELD - quotes John Dean source of clemency offer.] Audience laughs. Reporter questions meaning of "highest levels" at White House Notes Caulfield belief John Erlichman stood behind John Dean offer. Dean testimony delayed by Justice Department decision on immunity.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) McCord testimony with regard to Gerald Alch involvement noted. Alch replies. [ALCH - denies McCord testimony.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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