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Supreme Court / Watergate Cover-up Appeals Refused #493698

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 23, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of John Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman on Watergate cover-up charges.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) (Films shown of beginning of trial of 3.) Mitchell and Haldeman can ask court to reconsider, but it's unlikely request will be granted. Only legal step left afterwards is to seek reduction in sentence or delay; to get this, they'd have to petition Judge John Sirica.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Mitchell is unavailable for comment; Mrs. Haldeman comes to door of their home in Los Angeles. (Film shown.) [Mrs. HALDEMAN - says husband will have no comment today.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) In last days in White House, Richard Nixon considered pardoning all involved in Watergate, but, "Newsweek" reports, didn't because he felt it would further inflame situation.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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