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(Studio) Defs. in case lose in effort to head off trial.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Dismissal of charges or indef. postponement of trial sought by defense lawyers. John Mitchell, John Ehrlichman, and H.R. Haldeman's lawyers say pardon implies Nixon guilt and so guilt of others. Also say pardon of only Nixon unfair. [John Mitchell attorney William HUNDLEY - explains his argument.] Sirica denies all motions; sets trial October 1. Ehrlichman, Haldeman complain of Washington, DC "Post" story with regard to their pressuring President Nixon for pardons. CBS News said to have learned both felt they had commitment from Nixon for pardon. 1 suggested also giving amnesty to military service evaders in Vietnam war.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
- Graham, Fred;
- Mudd, Roger
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