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Watergate Case #25824

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 17, 1973
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(Studio) Senator Armed Services Committee hears testimony on link between CIA, Watergate cover-up and White House
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capitol Hill) Committee hears testimony from former CIA chief Richard Helms. [Senator Stuart SYMINGTON - says finds it hard to believe that President knew nothing of CIA involvement in Watergate since CIA reports directly to Nixon and not to aides M.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman.] Former deputy CIA chief Robert Cushman says didn't know what Howard Hunt doing when White House asked for CIA help. [CUSHMAN - says had he known Hunt committed burglary would have had nothing to do with him.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(Studio) Attorney General designate Elliot Richardson says will give Watergate prosecutor complete independence and right to appoint own staff from outside Justice Department Richardson does so after Warren Christopher turns down job.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Zimmerman, Bill

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