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Colson / Guilty Plea / Ellsberg Case #235074

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 03, 1974
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(Studio) Former White House cnsl. Charles Colson pleads guilty to obstruction of justice and agrees to testify in Watergate trials for prosecution.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Colson's attorney William Merrill announces Colson's decision to Judge Gesell in Ellsberg break-in trial. [President' attorney James ST. CLAIR - says he was very surprised at Colson's decision.] [COLSON - plans to testify at Watergate trials to end Watergate nightmare.] G. Gordon Liddy and John Ehrlichman may be only 2 defendants left to stand trial in Ellsberg case.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Colson's guilty plea came during court session to argue for Colson's and Ehrlichman's right to White House files. Files to be used in their defense in Ellsberg burglary trial.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Judge Gesell insists he has final word on files. Ehrlichman and lawyer must narrow scope of subpoena, then documents to be given to Gesell.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred;
Stahl, Lesley

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