ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 26, 1973
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(Studio) Watergate defendant James McCord talks with Senator investigators over wkend. Los Angeles "Times" reports McCord implicated 2 Nixon aides in Watergate bugging, Jeb Magruder and John Dean.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Miami, Florida) White House says John Dean innocent of any crime in connection with Watergate. [Press Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says denies fact Dean knew ahead of time of Watergate bugging. Nixon says has complete confidence in Dean.] Ziegler critical of Senator Ervin's committee spokesperson for improper procedure. White House denies charge of L. Pat. Gray that Dean lied to FBI. Dean threatening to sue news media that repeat committee charges against him.
REPORTER: Bill Gill
(DC) Committee set up to investigate Watergate meets. [Senator Sam. ERVIN - declines comment until hears testimony about Watergate case.] [Attorney General Richard KLEINDIENST - says Justice Department wants James McCord to tell it what he knows. Has requested Judge Sirica to give factual information to Justice Department for further investigation Watergate case. Says James McCord has no reason to distrust Justice Department] Republican Senator Lowell Weicker says has no doubts high government officials involved in Watergate bugging. Convicted defendant G. Gordon Liddy refuses to answer grand jury questions on bugging incident.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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