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Watergate Hearings / Ehrlichman #471598

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 25, 1973
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(Studio) John Ehrlichman's attorney John Wilson and Watergate committee chairperson Sam Ervin verbally assault each other on 4th Amendment. Ervin says 4th Amendment violated when burglars entered Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office. Ehrlichman and Wilson say 4th Amendment has eroded and in some instances vanished.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [WILSON - insists no one can doubt President' const. power in Ellsberg break-in since foreign intelligence was being pursued.] [ERVIN - states President can't break 4th Amendment and commit burglary because Ellsberg's files containing emotional, psychological and intellectual reports are allegedly important to national security.] [EHRLICHMAN - states connection between psychiatrist's records and psychiatric profile and foreign intelligence explains itself. Direct linkage between man's emotional state and national security.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Ehrlichman says Ellsberg burglary required and justified by national security.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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