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IRS and White House Pressure #234863

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 14, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee studies whether White House tried to turn IRS (Internal Revenue Service) into pol. force.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Former IRS (Internal Revenue Service) Commissioner, Johnnie M. Walters, charges Ehrlichman put him under pressure in summer of 1972 to open investigation of McGovern campaign chairperson, Lawrence O'Brien. Walters says IRS (Internal Revenue Service) had already checked to see if O'Brien had received large sums from Howard Hughes organization, as Ehrlichman suggested. He did not. When Walters refused to interview O'Brien 2nd time, Ehrlichman told Walters he was tired of his foot- dragging tactics. Ehrlichman admitted pressure to Senate Watergate committee Part of September 15 tape of conversation with regard to IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and O'Brien deleted due to exec. privilege.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Mudd, Roger;
Schorr, Daniel

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