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Watergate Hearings / Mitchell #229400

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 12, 1973
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(Studio) Former Attorney General John Mitchell ends testimony before Senate Watergate committee
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Capitol Hill) Committee cnsl. Sam Dash reveals Mitchell inconsistencies between Senate Watergate committee testimony and earlier statements to FBI and Democratic party investigators. [DASH - asks if perjury incld. as activity that would help get President reelected.] [MITCHELL - says would think long and hard before committing perjury.] [DASH - states since Mitchell may have given false statements at previous times, committee finds Mitchell's credibility in jeopardy. Unsatisfactory responses on Mitchell's approval or disapproval of Liddy burglary plan, President' knowledge or involvement in Watergate cover-up, or Mitchell's own role in cover-up and other White House horrors.] [MITCHELL - states committee must judge testimony and make own conclusions.] [DASH - says if Mitchell testimony believed as true, Jeb Magruder, Sloan, James McCord, Reisner, Stans, and John Dean testimony would be all untrue.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Mudd, Roger;
Schorr, Daniel

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