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Watergate Case / Indictments Expected #25418

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 18, 1973
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(Studio) Reports say indictments imminent in Watergate case.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) 3 major White House figures expected to be indicted by Watergate grand jury. Sources close to Senator Sam. Ervin say John Mitchell will be asked to explain his role in case. [MITCHELL - tells reporter he wasn't surprised by Nixon statements.] Mitchell denies any involvement in case. Attorney for James McCord, Bernard Fensterwald, wants to subpoena Martha Mitchell to question her on statements made by her with regard to John Mitchell's involvement in Watergate.

(DC) Democrats have brought civil suit against Republicans for Watergate bugging. [Chairperson Democratic national committee Robert STRAUSS - says feels $1/2 million offered to Democrats by Republicans to settle suit is admission of guilt.] [Chairperson Republican national committee George BUSH - says Republican national committee not involved in bugging.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Downs, Bill;
Gill, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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