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Watergate Case #469904

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 23, 1973
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(Studio) Associated Press quotes Senator sources as saying White House mounted elaborate cover-up operation in Watergate affair designed to shield high-ranking officials. H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman probably involved. White House tried to pressure Justice Department to go slowly in its Watergate investigation. Attorney General Richard Kleindienst said to have asked federal prosecutor to go slowly in case. Associated Press further quotes Senator sources as saying more resignations will come from White House While Nixon may not have known of bugging, he unquestionably knew about cover-up.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Former Attorney General John Mitchell resigned 2 weeks after Watergate bugging uncovered. At time was said he resigned because his wife wanted him to have more time with family. Now appears Mitchell resigned because feared Watergate case would blow up, and told this to Nixon at the time.

(Studio) Reports say many White House aides will resign.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) White House in shambles over Watergate case. Speculation is that Secretary State William Rogers has already been given job of recruiting new staff. Melvin Laird may become new White House chief of staff. Business in White House at standstill.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Miami, Florida) Assistant White House Press Secretary Jerry Warren refuses to say much about Watergate case on behalf of President Refuses to say whether Nixon had talked with John J. Wilson, attorney for John Ehrlichman and H.R. Haldeman. Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler doing usual work of Ehrlichman and Haldeman, neither of whom came with Nixon to Florida White House
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Nixon's personal attorney, Herbert Kalmbach, reported to have had at least $200,000 in special fund. Some of money used for espionage.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Attys. for committee to reelect president bring financial records of committee to court Records requested in civil suit brought by Common Cause. [James McCORD - says gave testimony about bugging as fully and truthfully as possible John Dean expected to testify soon to grand jury.
REPORTER: Gordon Graham

(Studio) Watergate case has developed from "opera bouffe" into major political scandal.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul;
Graham, Gordon;
Kiker, Douglas;
Valeriani, Richard

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