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Watergate Case #469826

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 19, 1973
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(Studio) Attorney General Richard Kleindienst takes himself out of Watergate case because friends implicated in bugging. Former Attorney General John Mitchell denies reports that he had major part in case. President attorney John Dean says he will not be made scapegoat. Dean's statement not approved by White House
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) White House surprised by Dean's statement. Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler says Dean hasn't been fired, but it is clear that Dean not in favor at White House
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Studio) Washington, DC "Post" reports both Dean and John Mitchell implicated in case by Jeb Magruder, former Nixon aide and White House official. Washington, DC attorney Peter Wolf says 8 boxes documents, include plans for Watergate raid, removed from White House grounds day after raid and hidden from investigators.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [WOLF - tells reporters a client brought Watergate papers, include contents of E. Howard Hunt's desk, to him. Client was given papers at White House executive offices.] Prosecutor Earl Silbert says Wolf's story ridiculous.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Office of Senator Lowell Weicker broken into during night. Weicker making his own Watergate investigation. Papers in office name people who have been telling Weicker about Watergate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Weicker's safe opened without force. Only 3 people knew combination. [WEICKER - says is mainly concerned for safety of sources.] Weicker is Senator's most outspoken critic of Watergate mess.

(Studio) Columnist Jack Anderson says Watergate grand jury told $350,000 kept in White House safe during Presidential campaign. Washington, DC "Post" reports H.R. Haldeman may resign because of Watergate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul;
Kiker, Douglas;
Stern, Carl

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