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Senate Watergate Committee Probe / IRS #233978

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 22, 1974
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(Studio) Senate Watergate committee investigation leads to IRS.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Committee to subpoena IRS (Internal Revenue Service) officials and files in effort to clear up possible `72 conspiracy involving President; plan was to punish former Democrat chairperson Lawrence O'Brien for pressing multimillion dollar suit over Watergate breakin. In closed testimony, John Ehrlichman admits briefing President on audit of O'Brien's taxes and asking Treasury Secretary George Shultz about results. During public hearings, former cnsl. John Dean testified he and President discussed enemies of White House and IRS. Hearing clip shown. H.R. Haldeman also testified and made similar statements. O'Brien reacts to Watergate committee probe and complained earlier to IRS (Internal Revenue Service) commissioner Don. Alexander. IRS refuses comment.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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