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Gray Nom. / Watergate Case #468936

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1973
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(Studio) Senator holds hearings on nomination L. Pat. Gray as FBI chief.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Gray eager to testify that he would not turn FBI into partisan office although Gray strong Nixon supporter. Gray admits White House requests for campaign help improperly handled. Democrat Senators charge Gray's closeness to Republicans dampened FBI willingness to investigate Watergate bugging. Under questioning by Senator Sam Ervin, Gray admits FBI didn't look into Watergate case; was told by Justice Department it lacked jurisdiction. Senator Phillip Hart gets Gray to tell how secret FBI reports used to coach suspects appearing before Watergate grand jury. [Senator Robert BYRD - says until extent of involvement of White House in Watergate case known, and until extent of FBI involvement in Watergate cover-up attempts known, Gray's nomination should not be confirmed.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Stephen Cohen

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:02:20

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