CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 16, 1974
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(Studio) Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski asks Judge John Sirica to subpoena President Nixon for 64 White House conversations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Materials to be used in trial of 7 former aides and reelection representatives on charges of trying to coverup. Court papers imply Nixon knows more. He's involved in 64 talks. Jaworski says: "each conversation contains, or is likely to, evidence and material relevant to trial of this case." Talks involve 42 mtgs. and 22 telephone talks between Nixon and H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Charles Colson, and John Dean. Tapes needed before September trial.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
(Key Biscayne, Florida) White House says subpoena to be studied Admin. spokesperson says Nixon won t fully comply with House Judiciary Committee subpoena. Some of subpoenaed conversations never recorded, some didn't take place on dates committee said, some had to do with cabinet matters and some with foreign affairs. All information to prove President innocent.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
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