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Campaign `72 / Democratic Headquarters Break-In #466210

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 15, 1972
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(Studio) 7 federal indictments returned in Watergate bugging affair, a case which began last June when 5 men apprehended in Watergate building headquarters of Democratic national party, installing or servicing eavesdropping equipment. G. Gordon Liddy (former cnsl. to Committee to Reelect President financial committee ) and E. Howard Hunt (former White House consultant) indicted with 5 caught in headquarters
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Justice Department refuses Democrat demand to appoint outside prosecutor. FBI acting director Patrick Gray says top President associates (John Mitchell, Maurice Stans, John Ehrlichman) were questioned (some in presence of President attorney John Dean). Attorney General Richard Kleindienst says investigation complete.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Quantico, Virginia) [GRAY - at FBI academy graduate, says he will report to Attorney General] [KLEINDIENST - says FBI carried out most comprehensive investigation since death of President Kennedy.]

(Studio) James McCord, former security chief, Nixon campaign, and Bernard Barker, who received Nixon campaign money, among 5 defendants caught at Watergate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami, Florida) Barker turns self in to Florida state attorney Charged with fraudulently notarizing a $25,000 check, 1 of 5 Republican checks that mysteriously wound up in his bank account Frank Sturgis, Eugenio Martinez, Virgilio Gonzalez, all anti-Castro Cuban-Americans, also caught at Watergate. Their attorney, Henry Rothblatt, does not allow them to discuss case. [BARKER - says McGovern actions remind him of what happened in Cuba, and that country turned Communists] [GONZALES - locksmith, thinks McGovern would resume relations with Castro.] [MARTINEZ - says McGovern tries to change things by acclamation, like Communists do.] [STURGIS - fears international Communist conspiracy.] [ROTHBLATT - says Communists infiltrate legitimate orgs. to use them as fronts for evil political purpose.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Studio) McGovern Campaign Chairperson Lawrence O'Brien calls for investigation by special prosecutor. Nixon Campaign Chairperson Clark MacGregor hopes Democrats will stop making irresponsible charges in Watergate case.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Jones, Kenley;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:07:00

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