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Watergate Case #25859

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 02, 1973
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(Studio) Vice President Spiro Agnew takes on added duties as domestic adviser to President in wake of Watergate. John Connally switches to Republican party.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Houston, Texas) [CONNALLY - says feels very strongly about wiretapping. Watergate bugging stupid and illegal and has damaged political processes of country Does not intend to accept government job under Nixon if asked.]
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

(White House) Nixon says is glad Connally has joined Republicans Agnew brought back into Nixon circle after having been in virtual exile while Haldeman and Ehrlichman in office. Nixon angry with Senator Charles Percy over his urging of President to appoint independent Watergate prosecutor. [PERCY - says Congress has responsibility apart from President]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Senator George McGovern discusses Watergate.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [McGOVERN - says is no evidence Nixon involved in planning political espionage or trying to obstruct justice.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank;
Smith, Howard K.;
Wordham, Bill

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