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Watergate Hearings / Ehrlichman #471596

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 25, 1973
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(Studio) Former White House aide John Ehrlichman conts. testimony before Senate Watergate committee Ehrlichman denies John Dean's testimony with regard to Ehrlichman's request to the President for executive clemency for Watergate burglars.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [EHRLICHMAN - says he never met with President on executive clemency. Recalls positively that executive clemency was regarded closed subject. Would be surest way to link President with burglars regardless of President' position if executive clemency discussed.] [Senator Edward GURNEY - asks if Dean telling untruth.] Ehrlichman agrees.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Ehrlichman denies telling John Dean or acting FBI head Patrick Gray to destroy documents. Ehrlichman says Nixon administration would have benefitted if former FBI head J. Edgar Hoover had retired. Ehrlichman states he thought nothing improper about meeting with Pentagon Papers trial judge re: possible replacement for Hoover job at FBI. Ehrlichman insists he (Ehrlichman) wasn't fired by President, but he resigned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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