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Watergate Hearings / Mitchell #471326

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 12, 1973
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(Studio) Former Attorney John Mitchell says former White House aides John Ehrlichman and M.R. Haldeman involved in keeping lid on Watergate scandal in 1972. Both aides deny this. Mitchell defends statements made that seemed to be contradictions or lies.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [Committee cnsl. Sam DASH - asks if Mitchell distinguishes between not volunteering information and lying.] [MITCHELL - states his answer depends on subject matter.] [DASH - says when Mitchell is asked direct question but doesn't volunteer direct answer, could be construed as lying. Says if testimony considered with regard to Liddy burglary plan approval or disapproval and funds raised to pay off defendants, Mitchell testimony disagrees with Magruder, Sloan, McCord, Stans,Reisner, and Dean. Could they all be wrong?] Mitchell disagrees.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Mitchell says truthfulness of testimony to be tested by following witnesses. Mitchell's answers leave many questions unanswered. Mitchell testimony may have been most damaging to President REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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