ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 20, 1973
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(Studio) Acting FBI chief L. Pat. Gray continues testimony before Senator
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Capitol Hill) Gray withdraws former offer to allow any Senator to examine FBI files on Watergate investigation. Gray acting on orders from Nixon. Only committee chairperson Eastland and Republican Hruska now to be allowed to see files. Democrat Birch Bayh objects that this bars Gray's critics on committee from seeing files. Gray says following orders Attorney General Kleindienst. Gray admits turning FBI files over to White House attorney John Dean. Dean later linked to key Watergate figure. Gray refuses to answer questions posed by Senator Hart and others. [BAYH - says much preferred Gray's earlier candor to present secretiveness. Feels Gray muzzled by Attorney General and Nixon.]
REPORTER: Bob Clark Artist: Freda Reiter
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