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White House Bugging / Washington, DC Reaction #26747

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 16, 1973
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(Studio) Alexander Butterfield's testimony draws angry reaction around DC.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Congress and close aides shocked that President taped conversation and meetings without their knowledge. Senator Democratic leader Mike Mansfield says he's not surprised to learn of recordings although he disapproves. [Senator Edward BROOKE - finds action shocking. Thinks taping allegedly private conversations unethical, immoral, and invasion of privacy.] [Senator Robert DOLE - says taping would have been all right had he known that recordings were being made.] [Senator Robert PACKWOOD - states President's action unfair. Conversations assumed to be confidential and secret aren't confidential at all.] President, Congress relations not to improve with this latest report of bugging.

Clark, Bob;
Reasoner, Harry

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