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CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 02, 1974
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(Studio) Transcripts raise questions of Justice Department's independence in Watergate probe, particularly role of assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [On "60 Mins.", Don. SEGRETTI - says John Dean promised to contact Petersen and put definite boundaries on Justice Department's inquiry.] White House transcripts bear out suspicion. Mar. 21 transcript reviewed involving Petersen's role. John Dean and President discuss matter. In late April `73, Petersen gave detailed reports with regard to Watergate to President; details given. [Senate Watergate committee chairperson Sam ERVIN - says committee to investigate Petersen's role in Watergate probe.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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