NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon instructs Richardson to fully investigate Watergate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Justice Department) [KLEINDIENST - says President needs Attorney General with whom he can consult on all issues. Is unfair to have situation in which Attorney General cannot be of help, especially situation such as Watergate.] Assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen has been heading Watergate case since Kleindienst removed himself from it. No evidence links Kleindienst with bugging, but Justice Department investigation of Watergate has generally been considered in- adequate.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
(Studio) William Ruckelshaus has taken over FBI until Nixon can find permanent chief. L. Pat. Gray resigned recently.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Big break in Watergate case came when James McCord, convicted Watergate spy, told what he knew in hopes getting lighter prison term. McCord implicated John Mitchell, John Dean and Jeb Magruder. Magruder then told he had lied in previous testimony and confirmed what McCord has said. Then Mitchell, who had always denied any prior knowledge of bugging, admitted he attended mtgs. in which bugging discussed but he never approved plans. L. Pat. Gray, FBI chief, burned possible evidence given to him by John Dean about case. Dean conducted first Watergate investigation for Nixon. Investigation cleared all those presently employed at White House New reports implicated Dean, however, and Dean implicated Haldeman and Ehrlichman. Ehrlichman admits nothing except being present when Dean gave files to Gray. Haldeman was chief Nixon aide and is therefore implicated. No evidence suggests Kleindienst involved in bugging or cover-up, but Mitchell, Dean and Gray, his close associates, are implicated.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker
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