ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 25, 1973
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(Studio) Former White House cnsl. John Dean testifies before Senate Watergate committee Dean names President Nixon as having knowledge of Watergate cover-up. Dean says warned Nixon of involvement, but by March Nixon willing to pay $1 million for conspirator's silence. Dean states former White House aides John Ehrlichman and H.R. Haldeman deeply involved with destroying evidence for cover-up. Also implicated by Dean's testimony were former Attorney General John Mitchell, former deputy director reelection committee Jeb Magruder and White House aide Charles Colson. White House spokesperson says Nixon informed of Dean's testimony throughout day, but White House has no comment.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(San Clemente, California) President remains in California to carry on nation's business. No comment or news conference planned for accusations leveled by Dean's Watergate testimony. [President aide Henry KISSINGER - denies scheduling reporter briefing on foreign policy mtgs. to divert from Watergate. Offers to change meeting to different time.] White House spokesperson Ronald Ziegler tells reporters President received Dean testimony summaries all day.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel