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Watergate Case #22882

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 17, 1973
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(Studio) Prosecution in Watergate trial puts 2 key witnesses on stand; 1st police ofr. involved in investigating incident, 2nd is former FBI agent who worked with wire tappers.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Jury receives some evidence bugging may have been planned in White House Ofr. Robert Denell tells of searching room in Watergate hotel occupied by Bernard Barker. Ofr. finds telephone address index containing name Howard Hunt, former White House consult. who pleaded guilty last week Alfred Baldwin III, ex-FBI agent who was part of bugging team, testifies for prosecution. Admits monitoring telephone tap on Democrats Says was recruited by James McCord, 1 of 2 remaining defendants. Testifies to hearing telephone conversations of Democrat River Spenser Oliver and many others. Tomorrow Baldwin will be questioned on earlier statement that he delivered logs of overheard conversations to offices of Nixon reelection committee addressed to an official whose name he couldn't remember.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson Artist: Freda Reiter

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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