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Democratic Convention Headquarters Bugging / Florida Charges #467523

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 04, 1973
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(Studio) Florida attorney general Richard Gerstein links Republicans with bugging headquarters at Democratic national convention in Miami. Gerstein insists information taken from convicted Watergate burglar James McCord. McCord denies. Florida officials link plan to G. Gordon Liddy. Special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox requests probe be delayed till Watergate cleared up. Investigators explain plan used by Republicans to tap Democrat headquarters
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami Beach, Florida) State officials assured of evidence. [Florida attorney general for Dade Cnty. Richard GERSTEIN - explains background information on bugging. Democrat hdqtr. bugging plan plotted at same time entire Watergate plan discussed at Key Biscayne, Florida.] [Chief investigator Martin DARDIS - states Hugh Sloan Junior and Jeb Magruder signed lease for rooms across from Democrat headquarters] Questioned more about alleged bugging. [DARDIS - states E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy would have carried out bugging operation, but both arrested in Watergate Hotel in DC. Believes he knows who carried out bugging, but holds back information till Cox gives go ahead.]
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Senate Watergate committee and special Watergate prosecutor Cox both know about story but neither can prove it.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve

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