CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 02, 1973
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(Studio) Watergate burglar James McCord says if FBI had searched his home, bugging equipment and cash was left there. FBI agents hampered in probe by having to clear all leads with higher officials. McCord has followed Watergate proceedings since they began.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) McCord watches hearings as Richard Helms refers to Watergate break-in as amateurish. McCord prepares to defend position as burglar Says Howard Hunt and Gordon Liddy behind Watergate break-in. McCord carried out orders. [McCORD - believes massive cover-up underway to cover-up the cover-up. Thinks H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and John Mitchell perjured themselves, but says John Dean's testimony seemed truthful.] [REPORTER - asks if when McCord sent letter to Judge John Sirica, McCord thought Watergate would turn into what it is now.] [McCORD - thinks he did the right thing to blow whistle on Watergate cover-up.] Haldeman's and Ehrlichman's attorney has no comment on McCord's perjury charges. McCord to publish book on Watergate this fall.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
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