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Watergate Hearings / Mitchell #471289

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 10, 1973
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(Studio) John Mitchell says afraid to tell President about Watergate scandal. Learned of break-in into Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office after Watergate burglars caught. Learned of other White House supported illegal plans and decided to participate in cover-up to keep President out of it.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [MITCHELL - states during campaign all persons involved in cover-up afraid some leak would occur.] [Chief cnsl. Sam DASH - asks Mitchell's feelings on leakage of White House supported plans.] [MITCHELL - says wanted President to stay in dark about plans. Would hurt campaign if President knew.] [DASH - asks if Mitchell knew cover-up was actually in effect at that time.] [MITCHELL - states no information volunteered during civil litigations.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) President not told Watergate story by Mitchell. Mitchell says President would have hurt himself political by trying to straighten out mess. Reelection of President more important than duty to tell President truth.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [Senator Herman TALMADGE - asks why Mitchell didn't tell President truth.] [MITCHELL - says thought President shouldn't be involved so campaign would be carried on. If Press knew, would lower boom on whole Watergate affair, hurting chances for reelection.] [TALMADGE - questions if Mitchell felt Nixon reelection more important than divulging to President horrors in all offices around him.] Mitchell confirms.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) After Mitchell resigned Mitchell talked to President and apologized for reelection committee 's embarrassment to President Still didn't tell whole story.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [MITCHELL - states told President he was sorry for not carrying out duties well while with reelection committee No talk of Wgate. cover-up or break-in.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Questioning left quite a bit to be desired. Mitchell denies much of testimony from Jeb Magruder, John Dean, Hugh Sloan, and James McCord. Senator Talmadge says American people must decide who's lying and who isn't.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:06:30

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