NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 19, 1973
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(Studio) Former White House cnsl. John Dean meeting with Watergate committee privately, disclosing some items to be brought out in public hearing's testimony.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Summary of discussion with Senate Watergate committee Dean mtgs. with President began after 1st indictments in Watergate case began. Dean attended mtg. with H.R. Haldeman, then White House chief of staff. President told them to keep House Banking Committee probe of Watergate from getting out of hand. Never got off ground. Senator probe much later. President suggested reporter list be kept of those rpting. Watergate unfavorably and deal with them later. Dean told by 3rd party President to give executive clemency to Howard Hunt, convicted Watergate conspirator. Summary involves John Ehrlichman and Haldeman deeply in Watergate. Dean says Haldeman aware espionage plans before Watergate break-in.
REPORTER: Paul Duke