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Watergate Cover-up Trial #29321

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 25, 1974
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(Studio) Prosecution rests case. Judge John Sirica drops charge against John Mitchell and John Ehrlichman that they lied to FBI as point of cover-up.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Prosecutor James Neal announces end of case. He summarizes major points against each defendant: H.R. Haldeman in conspiracy and most optimistic man around President; Ehrlichman joined cover-up to hide own role in Ellsberg break-in; Mitchell real villain, whom all were covering for, and Keg Parkinson and Robert Mardian guilty to lesser degree. Ex-President Richard Nixon hurt most by tapes. Nixon important point of defense case. Defense hopes jury won't convict knowing Nixon is free.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher Artist: Freda Reiter

Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.

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