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Watergate Hearings / Mardian, Strachan #26856

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 20, 1973
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(Studio) Senate Watergate committee hears testimony from assistant Attorney General Robert Mardian and Gordon Strachan, assistant to former chief of staff M.R. Haldeman.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capitol Hill) Mardian tells of meeting with President with regard to press leaks in July, 1971. [MARDIAN - states President was very concerned over threat to peace and his ability to govern if confidentiality of White House abused.] Senator Gurney questions Mardian about G. Gordon Liddy's statement with regard to White House approval of all of Liddy's plans. [MARDIAN - testifies he can't recall Liddy saying President approved plans. But Liddy did say White House approved plans.] Liddy testifies before House Armed Services Committee as Mardian testifies before Senate committee Liddy refuses to take oath. Gordon Strachan reads prepared testimony before Senate committee [STRACMAN - denies Jeb Magruder's testimony with regard to Magruder sending description of intelligence plans to Strachan.] Strachan insists he never received or passed on wiretap material. [STRACHAN - states Magruder had only 1 copy of wiretap log so it was never sent to Strachan and Haldeman never received memos from Strachan on wiretaps.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry

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