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Watergate Hearings / Haldeman #471735

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 31, 1973
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(Studio) H.R. Haldeman denies he knew anything about White House wrongdoing before Senate Watergate committee Denies he tried to limit FBI probe of CIA; knowledge of White House horror stories; hearing about executive clemency for convicted Watergate burglars or approving file destruction plan for Gordon Strachan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [Senator Sam DASH - questions Haldeman about Strachan destroying documents on Haldeman's orders.] [HALDEMAN - says he doesn't recall conversation with Strachan to clean file and destroy papers.] [DASH - asks if Haldeman recalls telling Strachan to contact G. Gordon Liddy and tell Liddy to transfer attention from Senator Edmund Muskie to Senator George McGovern and Ted Kennedy.] [HALDEMAN - doesn't recall such instruction to Strachan.] [DASH - asks how Haldeman learned of Watergate break-in.] [HALDEMAN - says he can't recall how, when or from whom he learned about break-in.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Haldeman admits approving $90,000 budget for covert operations last yr., but says he didn't know what operations were. Admits approving money for Watergate conspirators. Recalls no more details. Haldeman insists close friend and associate John Ehrlichman never mentioned that White House employees burglarized Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office, Haldeman returns tomorrow for more testimony. NBC conts. live coverage beginning 9;30 a.m, EDT,
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:03:20

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