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Halperin Suit / Wiretaps #487394

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 10, 1976
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(Studio) Ex-pres. Richard Nixon, in sworn deposition, says it was Henry Kissinger, not he, who selected people to be wiretapped in 1969. 1 of people who were wiretapped is suing Nixon and Kissinger.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) When Morton Halperin was Nixon aide, his telephone tapped to see if he was leaking secret information to press. Halperin sues for damages. In January, his attys. questioned Nixon in California. Nixon and Kissinger explanations differ; quotes cited. [Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - believes he and Nixon agree on issue essentials.] Halperin wants both to testify in public.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(Studio) Some say that Nixon told Kissinger to set up wiretaps; Kissinger gave J. Edgar Hoover a list of names and Nixon gave Hoover "go-ahead" for taps.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Rowan, Ford

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