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White House Bugs / White House Reaction #26745

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 16, 1973
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(Studio) Although Alexander Butterfield's testimony comes as surprise to Americans, Senate Watergate committee knew of Butterfields's testimony and White House approved matter.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) White House confirms Butterfield's testimony that President' conversations and mtgs. secretly taped since early 1971. White House cnsl. Fred Buzhardt says bugging system still in operation. Similar to former President Johnson's installation. White House refuses to say if mtgs. taped between President and former White House cnsl. John Dean. Senate Watergate committee wants tapes to determine who's telling the truth. Dean's attorney Robert McCandless says if tapes released, will substantiate Dean's testimony.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Reporter(s):
Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:01:30

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