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Watergate Hearings / Strachan #229563

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 23, 1973
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(Studio) Assistant to M.R. Haldeman, Gordon Strachan, completes testimony before Senate Watergate committee
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Capitol Hill) Strachan says telephone tapping widespread in White House Strachan praises John Dean but not Haldeman. Believes Haldeman conducted secret policies and secret operations. [STRACHAN - testifies list existed of South Democrat Congmen. who supported President on Vietnam war vote. Goal was to give less support to Republicans opposing Vietnam war.] [Senator Lowell WEICKER - asks if financial support withheld from Republican Congmen.] [STRACHAN - states President enjoyed labor vote. To keep labor happy, no funds sent to Republican congressional campaigns.] [WEICKER - asks if Strachan realizes Republican party couldn't take control of House or Senator in `72 election.] [STRACHAN - says no one considered Republicans capturing House] Strachan says Haldeman knew about almost every aspect of Watergate scandal, but former aide Charles Colson had own pipeline so he knew some things even Haldeman didn't. [Senator Joseph MONTOYA - questions Strachan on his advice to young people hoping to enter public service.] [STRACHAN - states young people should stay away from pols.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Watergate committee hears from former White House aide John Ehrlichman Tuesday
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Schorr, Daniel

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