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fbthere would be no reason in the worldthese are the calls there were more poor andhe was goingthrough those ofdecember januarywhich you know
do youthat's rightit neverdisappears any of the experiments with john ehrlichmanin any of the specifics of that nature with respect to any individualand i went along on the twenty second of march or the most dominant than takingcare of her and here they would bemistaken about the game andi'm putting together awire rack on it and one day waswell
with respect to the specificsi mean some of theconfusionthe total pictureand uncertaintyi'm steveinskeep i mean this is goingto
get unfortunately at timesyou knowthank youis that meeting that you had
with theapril thirteen what is aforty nine statelaws the presentmrwhatcircumstanceslawyers for mrsi don't know
so it wasdifferent there's beenaconversation goingreason to believe that this or any othergreat andreflection i do think that this conversationprobably was thinking wow for a reasonhereso switch
it's beenisupposeorthe protest the admission of billions or notvoters with his vote or an essay or calling her lastapril seventeenyes sirsinging it's
true the president had made hisstatement by that time with your loved one and was in which he'd ask everybody tocome forward and to disclose what they knew about this matterwhatever it wasmr president or somebody and has not happenedas i believe henry peterson go tomr libby's local kelso here in the districtmust canal and this canal a neoncarried a message from peterson to the canal ancient historyroosevelt like president wanted everybody to fallon those tomorrows spent a lotof it was his opinion of just really had a
case on appeal carter andother matters a wormhole and you wondered if i can't give themany guidance as to what president meant by that particular phrase whichthat we have been quoted verbatim from petersonfinalequestions wereso the questions fromfred thompson raised new questions about the credibility of john dean's testimony in amoment there will be questions about mitchell's own credibility during the kind these confirmationhearings public television's coverage of the senate hearings will continue after a pause for station
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continues its coverage of hearings by the senate select committee on presidential campaignactivities you again correspondent robert mcneil as the times'resumed in a senator herman colleges turn to resign and john mitchell's role in the watergateaffairwell whytarget will remain by that phrasewas with his customers and a volunteerdoctor ellsberg'sdr i think some of the otherphrases usedwith respectthis
is deanne it'swe're talking about analleged extra curricular activities inboarding area of the bombing reporter bombing of the brooking institutiona lot of miscellaneous matters with respect to chappaquiddick inthis that those very areas where john who isnow the white house cards i don't know that ican answer for all those is senator i think thatthe problem some reports some stories that have come out pressprobably give you better picture of that than i can imagineyou play an act ancient vital role in thecampaign before you return his attorney an activesupervisory role as what isi'll sit coms of the president's request to keep an eye on what was going on over
there and i had frequent meetings with interventionsdealing with matters of policy also with individuals who wouldbring other individuals over and introduce them to me anddiscuss their talents and their qualities were respectful in certain jobs and thatparticular service you would consider than it should goodfor yousenator i'm not quite sure that ihave the future to a supervisory and so much happieryou get beyond that welland you justcan't
thisnominationbecause this is theadvantage of that i think went further and this isa question that senator kennedyresponsibility to have ourmark on therepublican partyi do not have to have any responsibility no roomfor our responsibilities now some of that isabout six weeksforeign relations
committee this isfor youno relation campaigns on religious mrmenkeni'm going to make i'm going to make anapplication to jam and many i haven't yet through the hearingthat i can't really do the reasons theice and then youdatethirty threeon the
possibility seventeen twoweeksbecause of the publicyou just got a moment ago in response to a question that iasked you did and campaign responsibility as prime time hereturns to get phone logs for mefor the judiciary committee i can send acandidate for reelection campaign responsibilities that question
generally the republican partynorelationand i still don'tyet for us to give testimony into a new test the bottom line ofthose who had no pictures election responsibilitiesyet before the judiciary committee and the united states senatenineteen do you justify thatstate forgoes rivers of the republican partyand this is the reason that i raised the question and respond to it is my intention to
do so and that the president makes andtake a big changenow the judiciarycommittee for the reelection of president memorandum to the attorneygeneral and the seven third nineteen hundredand thirty one other language here we recommendcommittee for the reelection the president soon all white housesupport activities stand by their bestand is really likes thatas innate
it is aswellit'sbigas samuraicivic and started interacting lives
on i ask also be inserted in the record ison a rare coins andagain and an event and journalist john mitchella lot for the nineteen hundred divisionanddemonstratefor the salmon that sentiment in themambo talking here iranis breaking the campaignmonday june twenty seven nineteen seventy whileone dated before by january fourteen nineteenseventy two on la confidential the attorneygeneral on involving republican national committee
budget telephone plan for aprimary i send them also to make jobdensity asian eyesthepolicebegan to passbecausebeaksbut it'sbecausebanksboth
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so far apartthankyoufornowfeministand i wantto
say that it'sa scene thatdrewa lot of women improve the truth was cabinetcorroborate his testimony that he was actively involved in the management of the campaignthat isasked the chairs and alsopoint out that there's nothing illegal aboutany presidential appointee engaging in consultingwith respect that would carry out a political fortunes i'm not arguing that point msmitchell you testified on both these aunts my questionmoment though the request of the white house will actively involved in the campaigni grade english language directly lot holding
last year liu testified the opposite will do this week onyour statements as anna simons recommend records show the public candraw conclusions as to which statement is an hour majorimplications i would like to goback there at your statement in that part ofthe record the spiritual and that's raised nine started off the directive factorson american people can draw their own conclusions which correcti'm not arguing with your testimony that if i read the english language andtwo different places the opportunity to use that got as iunderstand the nation i learned in allright
you'rewelcomeit's becausebyletting mr mitchell it isso responsibility as chairman of the finance committee wasraised money they testified that it wasjust want stability as eric collins sam kamin
expenditures there are that we had that some more than amillion dollars and yet that was not accounted forthen expendituresand these are ms katie pugh has been responsible forthese guys just part of the comment on that i don't believe in thatsermon on the film's debut as the testimony in the suspense and uninformedschaper circumstancesi'm saying and thecampaign working on what types of which mr stanton those people on thesenate finance committee report and parcel of the things i was on thepolitical side and working on what must spend part of the nextif we can clarify it was less to stand responsibility to
raise money as i understand it is that inaccurate no question that theresponsibility was introduced it was the responsibilityof the spurs who was actually dispersed by the finance committeebut i'm sure that's not the thrust of your question the question is who are the riseof programs which the money was spenthumble dollar i checked in with thirteen certain amountto list than well itdepended upon the period of time and all thisit wasand so and soget so much money when did you take over as chairman committeechairman mccain campaign director wellness center challenger and it wasannounced on the night of april that i have been working as much time
will allow plus a vacation from the twenty first of novemberthrough the third or fourth of april and trying to puttogether budgets in the woods these monies would be expanded after the end of a tourist onhere that authorized dispersants in connection with the budgetyears and so until up until the first of july when you'renervous or your responsibility now as you'veheard from the discussion here this morning it was just as solidly about the cause ofwhat i was doing when you know the political organizations infifty states that almost as a recruiter at continuingauthorization which of course artist stands testimony to authorizeexpenditures of money then they tend to say that i missedsnow plow for usthe bay of the living expenses for authorized by you said
that that was just on the remote so it'sbig there are to my knowledge was never any money paid the committeethat purpose now if i can go back in my testimony few momentsago that when this matter was first brought up and was turned down and turned down a callthe money that was yours or if it was a bail money and i'm not surethat the attorneys' fees of support were not permitted morningswhere did that money come from well i really was just ends justifiedand i'm no expert on the subject matter of all the answers toi believe mr stands just five the best comebacksrequest and this is the first public knowledge that i have and others gotstarted twenty ninth ofjune mr stanza turnover monies that were not part of the campaign moneys tomess to come back and the amount of seventy five thousand dollars the the
past five the day say you own that new authorized secondstands or are thosewho authorize that this works that was not in his campaign fundsthis was money that was just that's just like the outside of the campaignand he morton was the comeback of comebacks request wasto come back and instead of this was for him or vision and i'm quitecertain that that is the custom hatter is a campaign get campaign money outside thecampaign this isinterestingliza mundy everybody says that they came from nineteen sixtyeight and then i was a campaign manager in nineteen sixty eight going on
for six hundred thousand dollarsi agreewell i'm sixtydid thiscampaign committee and there was only one campaign of one right now you'vecollected campaign money outside a campaigni'm suremr spence record and i am i think he testified that they send mefive thousand dollars was made up of forty five thousand dollars and he had a safe depositbox sixty eight campaign and thirty thousand dollars in income fromsome filipinos over to be returned or if i'm not mistaken that's a seventy fivethousand dollars and he didn't come to me now as lonnie
ladies find and we'vefound over a million dollars kay know six orso case we've bantered around a lot nowand it was amazing to me that mann is able toshow five of the counter business expands the money be an uncertain andfive you havethat accountabilitygood morningnow you mentioned that he canfix mr stanton's testified you met withhim on june twenty third nineteen seventy tworegarding those objects is that correct to retire remember heronce on the
twenty four ofyour contract i will be delightedit was a matter of some concernof this of this committee because ofimplications just drew stands in the picturein twenty thirteen to the best ofmy knowledge of the posters andminor and merlot twenty four this is thesignalthe information
and it resultedin martin going to tryand get in the story that that was only forty thousand dollarsand most of your letters was forty or fifty thousanddollarssecretary gateswere there was this confrontation by the well likedin trouble here but this is the only mean i ever have a few smallanytime after june seventeenth and it wasn't in connection with is going to be apayoffrememberit's much much more
and this is the only way toput the record straightwelcomehome and i don't want to take credit for this statement that was reportedon growing its top of that thecenter muscular just seven a couple of days before you so you didn't makingsixteen i meani didn't evenconnection with respect to the major campaign he hadn't wontake itover no sequence as shown by monologue butafter that meeting the spirits sloan apparently went back and mr
stanza writers see the information below the payments that they get for abeliever in june third suspense calling mrs fans came up andsaw me alone it was an image of the recruiter and it was very morningand the recorder recruiter i asked martinthat would be the last thing the world martin was investigating thecircumstances i am going in the us becausemr spans with respect and knowledge of the watergate was quiteseverely in june of anti more severely in the executive committeemeeting and it was later in public just now was that the firsttime you had breaking inpresenter simon
twenty secondswasa as i went through with the mr thompson wasinvolving recruiters said that it got its approval of the white house and a lot of things thatthey say who areyou thepittsburgh whitehouse definitely interested in campaign goal ofthe campaign was on a campaign for reelection oh there's no questionthat a home in the white house to discuss the watergate break insearlier this morningall right
for being withus to listen to thevery rim has been campaign director not ever being able tokeep a raid on the individuals are working for thecampaign that time i had in my mind of course the supreme court was the only onewho has the ball because it's like an advantage that telephone call wason the twentieth june going to audit committee has it tookplace but telephone lines at the helm six twelveseparate what to tell the president about watergate breakin that landed killing employees of the committee to re elect president will involvethe president has beenmy recollection was really recall conversations
i don't knowwhen did youmake itit'sfunnywell as developmentcalling in california when i was their announcement affectthe testimony in effect you're just going out thereasking what the war is all about that and i don't know if i never getback to substance seventeen eighteensaturday or sunday that doesn't
midnight monday we love brotherly for the returnportion when digital published coachi've been somewhere is much further downmany manymanymornings before you have ample opportunities to go out of thewall and was making of that chocolate different view of youthful is they'd say so we willlast classsecurityat fifteen
on this was the writing staff that involve alistener orso when i when you asked me when i firstwanted to continue and sevenbasically and the concept of the political problems arepresented itdemocratsthere's a battleover the circumstancessame timedid you direct robertlong to telephone latino june seventeenth asked him to tryto persuade music planned as an act an attorney general or arrange for
mr mccourt be released from beirut to most voters that thesurgery that would not be the caseraises some compensation if somebody might call an actingattorney joe find out what will happen and i noticed the most to reduce thetestimonies of that i selected martin because martin was a great friendor a martinwould just say just go to commit perjury before mostly ican't characterize her injuries that thatdoesn't happen to be of fact of what you just said and i've just beeni don't know i'm sure that many of the people who were present also been alawyer mr mitchell test fine on both go iknow that you also have to have the internet i think along with that
under certain circumstances and i'm sure that some of these conversationsin the intervening year and a half yearsi would not want to characterize what to say and his intentions might be thebiggest factor all rightrecollectionthere are many other circumstanceswell itis mrdeans testify for those admitted to this meeting was twentysecond nineteen seventy three when you met with pamkarlan mr reitman you said that there was no more want aproblem for most the one this one meeting take place
pj places where missourians mormons jesusthat meeting took place prior to meeting the presidents on marchtwenty seconds of bridges were all the harlequin human celli knowanswer yesas things are nowwhere areyou for the president that they have to read the dustbin said hadtestified i talked with the president about dealing with iran when comedian
that point is that correctwe wereso there area number of committeethis is a special placepreviously that morningthe real problemthe president was having in connection withexecutive privilege that was a real focal point ofmilitary service that was right in the middle of the great earrings where the
concentration was an executive privilege matterswordthe white house has made inamericapresident promised that what chairman the vicechairman of the committee on the subject matter to start discussing these matters ofexecutive privilege until the relationships in her you can then surprised in thattime many are waving at higher qualityso anxious connieoh i can't read thepresident's mind but i would believe that whatever the presidentdoesn't necessarily doesn't in connection with the president's inaction are someindividual problems that he may have protected as dean
testified that on march twenty eight nineteen seventy three he met with youand mr mcgregor and that you indicated domestic painted histestimony could cause problems that he take placethere was a meeting on march twenty eight ibelieve that too for yearsthe meetingmarch twenty eight there was word for president themeeting really what the discussions there is no recollection of the meetings and justice forthe one where the state was made hitlertestifying before the grand
jurydid you make that statement of his testimony could cause a problemthis wasgetting surreal i washer as president as being alsotestified before the meeting at the view officers planright in the watergate that approved without anyone fully understandexample is david you said there was not fallbefore your committeeyou make a statement
over the past years and discussions of those fearsasian as to who is involved how are done with that certainly wasn't made atthat meeting march twenty eight because i'mamericanmr nowinski rightyou resign his campaigndirector of the july fourth nineteen seventy to july first orjuly first nineteen seventy two auditors times thatothers
americalike did anyone elsedo anyone anysemblance of bell so iwanted to dodollarsit is it isyou
remember those rightprevious weekso i'm actually was sort of expand observed and pressand those themes testimonial mrjd get to take blame for this rolewhere she was shaken by the circumstances now isolatingright would you like to comment on thatyou're welcomeyou're also rememberperhaps one of the contributing factors that has left and he visitedthe white house and it means he the president is on
so you have an isolated regimei have an unanswered question for yearsthere has been running through his journeyslaw whilethat's very funnyand one thing i came to understand as mitchell as i understand ityou would have been probably closely associated with the president andprobably the man who has all thought well probably his mosttrusted confidante was an immediate access to the
white house in the presidential race whyso fasti think that'sthe point now you've been in public officei've had that privilege also ofgovernment state now for sixteen and that is in theunited states senate the firstrequirement was a lot of it was copied thanin any combat is absolutely impressivewhen they see anything going all involved in this periodneeds immediate corrective action they reported inch thatyou found out all these crimes very says
cover up in committee while they're going to walk in the president's office andtelling the truthquestion so the newlawthis morningspeaking majorall that matters it'snot understand viewers on edge if you place theexpediency of the next election of years on disability
manicured vice president pearl surrounding here was his deputy campaigndirector who all there was his two closest associates in his office himbought or rounding people involved in crime murderrate excess react to find new deliberately refused to enterthe expediency of the election was more important thanthem for an election ofrichard nixon and what was available until assad was moreimportant that i couldn't just you think anything short oflight you think anythingcould have prevented itericthompson i went through the first time winners with
the yankees to make a live no further questions and jamso challenges at theinitiative and looking for motivation and in this case the answer was a combination of loyalty inpolitics in a moment you'll be senator burns turn public television's covered the senate watergatehearings will continue after paul for station identification on a bridge tocoverage of these hearings is provided as a public service of the member stations of pbsand public broadcasting servicefbfb
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