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Colson Memo / Watergate Hearings #471875

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 01, 1973
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(Studio) Former chief of staff H.R. Haldeman appears before Senate Watergate committee Memo produced written by Charles Colson to Haldeman with regard to ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) pledge to Republican campaign before civil suit hearings against ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) over. Former Attorney General Richard Kleindienst apparently lied under oath about ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) and White House
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) affair involved White House bailing ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) out of antitrust problems in exchange for $400,000 campaign contribution. President and possibly Vice President involved in arrangements. John Mitchell and ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) board chairperson lied about affair at Senator hearings. White House didn't discourage wide-scale perjury. Incriminating documents kept from any investigators. Colson in his memo refers to several John Ehrlichman memos to John Mitchell with regard to President and Mitchell's knowledge of ITT, White House agreement. Colson said if word leaked out, Mitchell's testimony would be perjured and President would be involved.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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