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Watergate Case #25565

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 27, 1973
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(Studio) Acting FBI chief L. Pat. Gray resigns. Environmental Protection Agency chief William Ruckelshaus replaces him. Resignation follows reports Gray destroyed political dossiers taken from safe E. Howard Hunt, convicted Watergate spy. Gray given documents by aides John Ehrlichman and John Dean and told to get rid of them. One dossier contained phony documents linking President John Kennedy to South Vietnam President Diem's death in 1963. Second dossier concerned Senator Edward Kennedy's 1969 Chappaquiddick accident. Ehrlichman denies he told Gray to destroy files.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Attorney General Richard Kleindienst phones Gray asking him to resign after meeting with President Nixon. Gray does so.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(White House) [RUCKELSHAUS - says Nixon wants fair and complete investigation Watergate case.] [Senator Robert BYRD - says all those implicated in Watergate scandal should resign. Specifically names John Dean.] Ehrlichman and Dean remain at White House despite involvement in destruction of government documents.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Former White House aide and Nixon campaign worker Jeb Stuart Magruder resigns post in Commerce Department because of Watergate connections.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Magruder has said John Mitchell and John Dean approved and helped plan Watergate bugging.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

Jarriel, Tom;
Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill

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