ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 03, 1974
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(Studio) Charles Colson, former White House aide, on trial in Ellsberg psychiatrist's break-in trial. Colson pleads guilty to 1 charge of obstruction of justice in exchange for immunity from other charges in Ellsberg case or Watergate cover-up case.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) [COLSON - plans to testify and reveal all he knows with regard to Watergate.] Prosecutors, Judge Gerhard Gesell, President' attorney James Saint Clair and G. Gordon Liddy all taken by surprise by Colson's decision. Colson was at ctr. of Watergate, Ellsberg break-in, ITT, milk fund; Colson extremely important to case by revealing truth.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher Artist: Freda Reiter
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