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(Studio) Public Watergate hearing for former White House cnsl. John Dean begins Monday but 2 leaks come from private mtgs. with Senate committee Dean says possesses documents showing President request that tax audits of friends be stopped. Also admits borrowing $4800 from reelection committee to pay for wedding and honeymoon, but paid it back.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Senator Lowell Weicker thinks news leaks designed to hurt Dean. [WEICKER - says Dean should be given credit for coming forth and telling story fully and from his viewpt.] [Senator Howard BAKER - states committee failed to conduct private mtgs. in preparation for public hearings. Understands Dean's attorney's upset at leaks. But won't dispense with Dean testimony or incite Dean for contempt of court] When Senator Hugh Scott asked about money used by Dean for honeymoon, Scott says embezzlers can be liars. Later, reporters told Scott never mentioned Dean's name.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Smith, Howard K.
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