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Watergate Hearings / Dean #26468

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 26, 1973
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(Studio) Former White House cnsl. John Dean begins 2nd day before Senate Watergate committee
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Dean says President knew about Watergate scandal from September 15, 1972. Dean recalls March 21 meeting with top aides John Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman and President [DEAN - testifies plan underway for former Attorney General John Mitchell to come forward. Emphasis would switch from postactivities to preactivities with regard to Watergate burglary and scandal.] [Senator Herman TALMADGE - asks Dean about President reaction to Dean's belief that Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and Dean subject to indictment.] [DEAN - recalls disagreeing with plans during meeting and President not surprised when Dean said they could be indicted.] [Senator Joseph MONTOYA - asks if President honest when told public on April 17, 1973, cover-up condemned no matter who involved.] [DEAN - says President not truthful; he knew full implications by this time.] [MONTOYA - asks how committee to find truth. President has one story, Dean another.] [DEAN - states will take polygraph test for any difference of fact.] Senate committee want some reaction from President to Dean's testimony. Senator Howard Baker favors some President statement to committee
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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