CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 19, 1973
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(Studio) Watergate scandal shadow over impending trial in Miami, Florida.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Miami Beach, Florida) Before Republican convention `72 government indictments leveled against 8 VVAW leaders Charged with attempts to blow up buildings during Republican convention. Now after Watergate scandal open to public VVAWs charge VVAW indictment part of Watergate cover-up. Looking into many improper government actions against vets groups. Burglars ransacked VVAW office stealing Scott Camil's file with idea to force Camil to back up prosecutor's story. Watergate burglar Bernard Barker linked with Pablo Fernandez, known to be against VVAW. Fernandez admitted Barker hired him to rough up Daniel Ellsberg but now says he never admitted that. [FERNANDEZ - denies story.] Also says didn't try to sell arms TO VVAW as believed earlier. [Govt. informant Angelica ROMAN - says present when Fernandez asked vet if wanted arms, bombs. Vet refused.] Fernandez's employer Miami Police Chief Bernard Garmire tells "Miami Herald" Fernandez has many problems. William Lenamer, goat. spy, infiltrated VVAW and frequently urged violent acts. [REPORTER - asks if most left-wing groups infiltrated with government agents.] [ROMAN - replies spies spying on spies.] If more Watergate disclosures, government might not get chance to bring Gainesville 8 to trial.
REPORTER: Joel Blocker
(Studio) Justice Department declines comment.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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