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Watergate / Tapes Subpoenas #30981

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 16, 1974
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(Studio) Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski asks Judge John Sirica to subpoena tapes of 64 conversations with evidence for September coverup trial.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Jaworski expects delay. He told Nixon attorney, James Saint Clair info. impt. to defendants and prosecutors. Jaworski concerned that Haldeman, Colson, Ehrlichman and more may argue cases should be dismissed due to President holding back evidence that could clear them. 1/3 talks duplicated by House Judiciary Committee subpoena. Prosecutors have been allowed to listen to irrelevant President talks.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(Key Biscayne, Florida) Spokesperson says edited transcripts of some talks to be turned over. No actual recordings will be given. Spokesperson says transcripts to give evidence of President knowledge and actions and give conclusive documentation of his innocence. White House editing evidence requested re: former White House aides. Vice President Gerald Ford volunteers to look at all and tell House committee whether they have all relevant to President case. Jaworski demands actual tapes.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.

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