CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 01, 1975
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(Studio) Former Treasury Secretary John Connally goes on trial; charged with accepting bribes from dairy lobby to back increase in milk price supports.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Connally's basic defense reviewed. Connally admits he advised former President Nixon in March, `71, to grant milk price rise; saw nothing wrong with Jake Jacobsen offering political contribution from milk producers nearly 2 mos. later. [On February 22, `74, CONNALLY - reviews his conversation with Jacobsen with regard to contribution.] Jacobsen's version of story recounted. In November `73, Jacobsen and Connally rptdly. met at George Christian home in Austin, Texas; Connally supposedly gave Jacobsen another $10,000 to substitute for money in vault.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
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