CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 13, 1973
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(Studio) Former chief Nixon campaign fund raiser Maurice Stans completes 2nd day before Senate committee , ending with plea for committee to return his good name.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) [Senate committee chairperson Sam ERVIN - questions Stans about campaign contribution receipts destruction and Watergate cover-up.] [STANS - insists no connection between 2. Destroyed receipts for contributors' privacy.] [ERVIN - asks if any checks laundered.] [STANS - answers absolutely no money sent to foreign countries for laundering.] [ERVIN - accuses Stans of being Mitchell's puppet. Says Stans actions ethically if not legally wrong.] Senator Howard Baker widens committee investigation to Democrat and Republican finances during campaign time. [Senator Edward GURNEY - admonishes chairperson for harassing witness.] [ERVIN - says sorry Gurney disapproves, but must find truth in own country-lawyer way.] Too many inconsistencies in Stans' testimony. Fails to recall key mtgs. with high officials. [STANS - asks committee for confidence in finance committee's. innocence. Hopes in committee's. report to retrieve own good name.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr