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Watergate Hearings #25945

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 24, 1973
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(Studio) Today's witnesses in Watergate hearings include Watergate spy Bernard Barker.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Barker worked for Howard Hunt in Bay of Pigs operation of CIA. [BARKER - in response to question Senator Howard Baker, says couldn't deny request by Hunt to break into Dan. Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office because it involved matter national security.] Barker also infiltrated antiwar demonstration in name national interest. [BARKER - says when broke into Watergate was looking for documents showing foreign contributions to campaigns of George McGovern and Ted. Kennedy.] Barker found no such documents. [BARKER - in response to questions Senator Sam. Ervin, denies was pressured to plead guilty in Watergate trial.] Gerald Alch, James McCord's former attorney, repeats his denial that he tried to get McCord to say Watergate was CIA enterprise. Senator Talmadge dryly observes somebody is lying. Edward Kelley, a spectator, announces, in midst of hearings, he is running for President Is removed. Committee resumes hearings June 5.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry

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