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Ellsberg Testimony / Senate Hearings #25800

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 16, 1973
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(Studio) Dan. Ellsberg testifies at Senate hearing on government's security system.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Ellsberg warns against corrupting influence of secrecy in government [ELLSBERG - says Constitution of United States does not allow for such government secrecy as has been present in recent past as well as present admins.] [Senator Strom THURMOND - charges Ellsberg's case thrown out by technicality. Innocence remains unproven.] [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - tells Ellsberg he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.] [THURMOND - charges Muskie with-bringing Ellsberg to Senator to speak against President Tells Muskie he isn't fit to be Presidential candidate.] Senator meeting boos Thurmond.
REPORTER: Bob Clark

Reporter(s):
Clark, Bob;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:03:20

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