NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 30, 1973
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(Studio) Former White House aide John Ehrlichman says did not call former Dep. Director CIA Robert Cushman asking aid for Howard Hunt. Hunt later burglarized office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. [CUSHMAN - reports Ehrlichman called asking aid for Hunt.] Ehrlichman says doesn't remember call.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Conflict in testimony exists between CIA Dep. Director Vernon Walters and Ehrlichman. Walters testifies Ehrlichman sent him to tell FBI director Patrick Gray not to pursue Watergate scandal probe. [EHRLICHMAN - admits mtg. with Walters and former CIA chief Richard Helms to talk over damage to national security if certain CIA papers were public. Walters sent to explain situation at FBI.] [EHRLICHMAN - names John Dean as White House person making improper suggestions to Gray.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen