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Watergate Hearings / Hunt #27891

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 25, 1973
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(Studio) Convicted Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt appears 2nd day before Senate Watergate committee
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capitol Hill) Hunt describes more dirty tricks involving Nixon campaign. [HUNT - outlines interview with Dita Beard of ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) fame. Operation ordered by former White House cnsl. Charles Colson.] Hunt unsure of source for idea of Beard interview. On Watergate vein, Hunt says member of break-in team, Alfred Baldwin, may have been double agent, tipping off police to burglars inside Watergate. [Senator Daniel INOUYE - asks if Baldwin's actions wrong if Baldwin actually acted as double agent.] [HUNT - says he believed break-in legal. Baldwin's action showed disloyalty to break-in team; legality undecided.] Hunt believed Watergate and Ellsberg break-ins involved national security. Pol. dirty tricks before then had no national security basis.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:03:10

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