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Watergate / President Testimony #228742

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 29, 1973
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(Studio) "Washington Post" Watergate reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward in article quote Just. Department sources saying President important key witness in Watergate trial.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(White House) President demand's probe by Attorney General Elliot Richardson and special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox to find source of quote. President Secretary Ronald Ziegler calls report shocking and any President testimony Constitutionally inappropriate. Chairperson Watergate hearings Sam Ervin says no President statement to be asked.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Cox ignores order for investigation. United States attys. and aides told not to comment on case.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Justice Department) [COX - states no authorization given to leak any news with regard to Watergate hearings.] Further shows independence from Nixon administration and appoints Nashville, Tennessee, attorney James Neal to consult with Watergate prosecutors.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan

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