NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 1973
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(Studio) Defense attys. in Pentagon Papers case, following reports defendant Dan. Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office raided by convicted Watergate spys Gordon Liddy and Howard Hunt, demand to know more about links of case with Watergate bugging.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Los Angeles, California) Judge Matt. Byrne asked to order special hearing in which Watergate defendants would be subpoenaed to testify at Pentagon Papers trial. Attorney Leonard Weinglass asks for John Mitchell, Richard Kleindienst, John Dean, John Ehrlichman and H.R. Haldeman, Justice Department attys. Silbert and Petersen, and convicted spys Liddy and Hunt to testify in Los Angeles. Judge Byrne orders prosecutor David Nissen to investigate Liddy-Hunt burglary charges. After investigation Byrne says, will decide whether to call in other figures. Defense attorney Charles Nessen asks Byrne about alleged meeting between Byrne and Nixon to discuss a job offer. Byrne admits meeting with John Ehrlichman on April 5. At that time told Ehrlichman he could not consider job offer while Pentagon Papers case in progress. [WEINGLASS- says feels meeting entirely improper.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer
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