CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 24, 1977
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(Studio) Watergate figure E. Howard Hunt tells reporters today his role in scandal was continuation of years in CIA when he followed orders of superiors.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Boston, Massachusetts) Hunt says he's paid price for Watergate. [HUNT - tells how he got parole.] Hunt defends CIA, recently accused of payoffs to Jordan's King Hussein and other foreign leaders [HUNT - says payoffs are honored tradition in CIA.] Hunt names Uruguay, Mexico and Japan as recing. payoffs. Hunt denies misleading Watergate Cubans, who recently agreed to settlement from funds left from Committee to Reelect President (Nixon) and says he was misled as to legality of Watergate break-in. [HUNT - talks about retrospective views of Nixon and historical significance of Watergate. Says he'd do it again only with approval of Supreme Court]
REPORTER: Steve Young
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