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Watergate Cover-up Trial #29351

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 26, 1974
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(Studio) Ex-Attorney General, John Mitchell, testifies.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Mitchell sees self as victim of Watergate conspiracy, not member of it. Mitchell traces Watergate to 2 earlier intelligence plans: Houston and Sandwich. He killed both plans due to illegal features. Says he thought he killed Liddy plan too. Cites incredulity at hearing of burglary and said there'd be no bail money. Judge John Sirica asks why all the pay-offs if no obligation. Prosecutor James Neal says Mitchell obviously initiated no pay-offs. Mitchell says that's Neal's 3rd cheap shot at him and he resents it. Sirica may be undecided with regard to how events occurred.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.

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