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Watergate Indictments / Colson / Democrats / Congressional Reaction #30453

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 01, 1974
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(Studio) Former chief of staff H.R. Haldeman and former adviser John Ehrlichman refuse to comment on indictments. Charles Colson agrees to comment.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [COLSON - insists he's always served cntry.; conscience clear; innocence to be established.] Colson anxious to reveal more to reporters, but Judge Sirica' gag rule prevents action.

(Studio) Chairperson Democratic national committee Robert Strauss interrupts meeting to announce Watergate indictments. Congress reaction reviewed.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Most comments from Congress guarded. [Senator Howard BAKER - states indictments don't establish guilt or innocence.] [Senator Chas. PERCY - believes Judge Sirica should turn over any evidence helpful to impeachment probe to House Judiciary Committee] [Senator George McGOVERN - wishes Americans had known Watergate information before `72 election; outcome might have been different.]

(Studio) Today's indictments bring number charged in Watergate and related events to 37.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Clark, Bob;
Gill, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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