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Mitchell, Stans Verdict / Reaction #476410

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 29, 1974
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(Studio) Reaction to John Mitchell's and Maurice Stans' acquittal varied Jury's arrival at verdict discussed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) [Jury floorlady Sybil KUCHARSKI - explains how jury reached verdict.] Miss Kucharski says jury skeptical of prosecution witnesses, incling. John Dean. [KUCHARSKI - discusses jury's reasons for believing Mitchell and Stans.] Questioned about own feelings with regard to verdict. [KUCHARSKI - believes jury did right thing.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Vice President Gerald Ford thinks Mitchell, Stans verdict severe blow to John Dean, key prosecution witness. Dean also chief accuser of President in Watergate scandal. Many Republicans in Houston, Texas, overjoyed over Mitchell, Stans acquittal.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Houston, Texas) [Republican chairperson George BUSH - says acquittal very good news.] [President' cnsl. Anne ARMSTRONG - believes verdict good moral booster for Mitchell's and Stans' friends in White House] [Senator John TOWER - thinks climate improves for Nixon because of verdict.] John Connally makes no comment, [Governor Ronald REAGAN - believes verdict simply means judicial system to decide guilt and innocence of those charged in upcoming Watergate trials.]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Pettit, Tom

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