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Watergate Hearings / Moore #26728

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 13, 1973
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(Studio) White House cnsl. Richard Moore conts. testimony before Senate Watergate committee
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Moore says President had no knowledge of Watergate cover-up until March 21. When suggestion that hush money be raised for Watergate defendants, Moore gives account of President' reaction. [MOORE - says President told John Dean that any such action was wrong, stupid, and truth to come out anyway.] After former White House aide John Dean told him about Watergate scandal, President wondered if any clues were missed causing President to suspect something wrong. [MOORE - states President searched memory for any clues that might have tipped him off.] Moore fumbles and stumbles with details. Senators question Moore on own unawareness of wrongdoing while charges being made during campaign. [MOORE - says he took Pre's.' word that no White House involvement in Watergate scandal found.] [Senate committee chairperson Sam ERVIN - asks if all involved or accused of involvement in Watergate didn't read newspapers.] [MOORE - agrees that they must have read newspapers.] [ERVIN - states everyone in Washington, DC had opportunity to learn about Watergate scandal except President] [MOORE - testifies up through grand jury proceedings, investigations, trial and pleas, no concrete evidence existed that incld. anyone in Watergate matter above G. Gordon Liddy.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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