CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 07, 1973
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(Studio) Scheduling director for Nixon campaign, Herbert L. Porter, testifies lied to FBI, grand jury and at Watergate trial.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Capitol Hill) [PORTER - testifies at no time engaged in Watergate cover-up.] Porter admits going along with campaign director Jeb Magruder's plan to tell FBI money going to G. Gordon Liddy for bugging actually used to find radical groups in country. [Assistant chief cnsl. David DORSEN - asks Porter if told story to FBI, grand jury, and Watergate.] Porter confirms. [Senator Howard BAKER - asks if thought to tell truth.] [PORTER - says yes, but afraid of group pressure. Also had deep loyalty to President] [BAKER - states Porter's actions greatest disservice to President Asks Porter about purging future,,campaigns.] [PORTER - replies too much money at campaigner's disposal.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr