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White House Tapes / President, Courts / Chapin #23886

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 29, 1973
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(Studio) President' former appointed secretary Dwight Chapin indicted on 4 counts of perjury involving Watergate grand jury. Details of charges against Chapin outlined, incling. involvement with dirty tricks specialist Donald Segretti.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Winnetka, Illinois) [CHAPIN - refuses comment on charges but knows his innocence will be proven. Has no regrets with regard to his work for Richard Nixon.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) President' attorney J. Fred Buzhardt under fire for his handling of White House tapes' controversy. Buzhardt likely to be replaced. Buzhardt testifies he doesn't understand 18-min. gap himself, but admits buzzing sound couldn't be recreated with President' personal secretary's typewriter, lamp and tape machine. After further questioning by prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste, Rose Mary Woods' lawyer Charles Rhyne insists his client used as scapegoat. Judge John Sirica also skeptical of White House version of 18 minute gap in tape. Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski also upset with White House actions with regard to tapes. Special prosecutor's office morale returns to high level as White House team morale unravels.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher Artist: Freda Reiter

(White House) President believed to be disappointed with Buzhardt. White House attorney Leonard Garment ready to get out of Watergate snarl. Attorney Chas. Allen Wright left nucleus of Watergate attys. earlier in fall. New group of 8 lawyers assembled to work under appellate judge John Sullivan if he takes over White House Watergate defense Press Secretary Ron Ziegler admits White House makes mistakes. Ziegler believes Jaworski to be honest and fair but lashed out at special prosecutor's staff.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Schoumacher, David

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