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Campaign Contributions / Gov. Contracts / White House #31826

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 10, 1974
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(Studio) Senate Watergate committee studies staff report claiming White House used extensive resources to help `72 campaign.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) White House friends rewarded, enemies punished sometimes through manipulation of governor contracts and grants. Some White House aide organized system requiring political contribution for minority businessmen relying on government contracts. Top black on White House staff, Robert Brown, was to force blacks to contribute when recing. government contracts. Sam Harris Associates among black companies forced to contribute to campaign. [Contractor Sam HARRIS - explains White House contract with his company for contribution. As matter of defense, admits paying contribution in return for contract.] Watergate committee identifies Harris' caller as an assistant to Robert Brown.

Gill, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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