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Watergate Case and Pentagon Papers Case #228900

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 09, 1973
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(Studio) Egil Krogh, former White House aide, resigns his post in Trans. Department Elliot Richardson, Attorney General designate, testifies before Senator with regard to his nom.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Richardson says welcomes Senator approval of his choice of investigator for Watergate case but feels he must retain ultimate responsibility for prosecution. [Senator Philip HART - says if it's a choice between having independent prosecutor and Richardson as Attorney General then Richardson must go.] [Senator Hugh SCOTT - says trusts Richardson.] Senator Cook says committee should wait and see who Richardson will appoint. Chairperson Eastland remains neutral.
REPORTER: Neil Strawser Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Grand jury moving towards indictments in Watergate case. Senate committee issues list of witnesses.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Prosecution expected to indict John Mitchell, M.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and John Dean. Prosecutor Earl Silbert worried Senate Watergate committee may impede proceedings, especially if it grants immunity to John Dean. Judge John Sirica not in favor of granting immunity, but Sam Ervin is.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(DC) M.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman appear for grand jury testimony, as does former aide Charles Colson. [Colson attorney David SHAPIRO - denies Colson approved fabrication of State Department documents. Says Colson not involved in any way with Watergate.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) White House wants classified documents taken by John Dean regarding Watergate returned. Dean put documents in safe deposit box and gave key to Judge John Sirica. White House says Sirica can keep copies of documents, but it wants originals back.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel;
Stahl, Lesley;
Strawser, Neil
Duration:
00:05:40

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