CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 18, 1973
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(Studio) Senate Watergate committee hears testimony from former White House aide and John Mitchell's assistant Fred LaRue.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Capitol Hill) LaRue admits to Watergate cover-up involvement. [LaRUE - states at March 30 meeting in Key Biscayne, Florida, Mitchell read Gordon Liddy's Watergate plan, but said plan didn't have to be approved at that mtg.] [Senator Sam DASH - asks if Mitchell completely rejected cover-up plan.] LaRue replies no. [LaRUE - states on June 17 Jeb Magruder recd call from G. Gordon Liddy. Afterwards, Magruder tells LaRue that he believes night before Democratic national committee headquarters entered.] LaRue met with Mitchell, Magruder, John Dean, and Robert Mardian LaRue asked Mitchell about wiretap files. [LaRUE - states Mitchell said Magruder should have a fire.] At June 20 meeting Gordon Liddy told all about Watergate matter, Ellsberg break-in, and McGovern spying. Liddy then made dramatic offer. [LaRUE - states Liddy declared never to implicate others involved in Watergate affairs. Prepared to be assassinated for cause.] LaRue admits taking money from White House funds to deliver payments to Watergate defendants's lawyers and families.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr