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Watergate Cover-up Trial / No Nixon Testimony #29979

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 05, 1974
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(Studio) Judge John Sirica rules former President Richard Nixon's testimony not essential to cover-up case.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Hopefully, trial to end by Christmas. [John Ehrlichman's attorney William FRATES - believes Nixon's testimony indispensable to Ehrlichman's case, but will abide by judge's ruling.] Judge Gerhard Gesell almost certain to release White House tapes to public.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Charles Colson testifies at Watergate cover-up trial. Colson reveals John Mitchell wanted to bug Hubert Humphrey's conversation with major financial backer.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Schoumacher, David

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