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it'sband i think thereally transcript of that proceeding will show that there was never anysuggestion that i was acting in bad faith and i think the more than one occasion theypointed out that my activities were in good faith with the activities of agility that werein question and i still have doubts i've taken the advice of mycounsel mr lilley was not a party to that proceedingand yet manage regardless of what youthink of them has been held in contempt for refusing to testify and yet here iam honored quarter required to testify as twentytwenty when he was willing to go to fill out to talksomali and it's not one that i feel comfortable mcnaughton
your world war ii or that the attorney general about thatthe attorney client privilege has not cover communications relating to thecontinuing commission of a crime such as a conspiracy to obstruct justicewell i don't think that i mean i presume a vacuum that's importantquestion but i don't think that's relevant to my discussion with mrlevine me as you just you more questionsfirst of all were you an adherent of what we mightcall the metal possible that the reelection of the presidentwas more important than almost anything else and certainlyoutweighed the revealing of the true facts of the organic matter in the white househorrors which you adhere to that principle themicroscope i don't know whether
it's in hindsight it as i sayi did not feel that i could continuebecause of my own feelings i've never practiced for a lot i don'tknow what her lawyers go to go through and carrying the burdens of their clientsthat i couldn't practice crueli think maybe a good criminal lawyer could have represented the committee withapplied couldn't and i wantedout and i expressed to him on at least three point threeoccasions i quit was induced tostay on the committee and i was toldso i welcome the new rule would be foundfrom a renewal was fun for me and i was divorced from logging
activity from after that date except one people want toconsolidate about specific aspects of the civil litigationand i would but now that isaw mr mitchell on numerous occasions just try todisclose that would point out again they were not all meetingsthe ones that show up there as of five thirty six o'clock that wasmy arrival it was not a meeting mrmitchell at a key driver of the car and he went right past my apartment andsecretarial poll jaime was about leavingsenator mitchell's rarely more often than not he wasn't really when i would wake upfrom that show and i see those are meetings i waspresent either in his office or immediately outside his
office didn't have an idea that wentfrom the middle of july on i had taken on otheranymoreand yes i mean the question waswell you consider that reelection of the president way all the considerations whichare other considerationsmy final questionasannie believe you falling this morning we must at leasta really fiscally these men living with the middle months
and reportsand my question is why should we believe youreally hasbeen and then second is afried testifies to the best of my recollection inability to believeall of like we'relikeit seems ms dumas allconversation about too much beingrecalled in your column and your approximatesentiment knowwe keep referring to meetings i don't
mean to say that mr mitchell as an unstructured presidentmy recollection is thati can release a record as acitizenwhen youthis recollectionhe's the president
mr mitchell the other thing that it was theannouncement that the democratic national committee and file those filings thenext morning for a million and a half dollars really havereceived the next morning service at that pointa monotone on june twenty four kids understand if you receive thosewaving from libyan prisons of the rules on howyou talk about the us attorney client privilege situation that you have mostlydid you also envision yourself in that same town relationship with with thecommittee as a whole it isproceedingjuly fifteenth
well that's not true i mean the fbi interviewedme and an awkward answer any questions they would put to me butwe've gotten like on about my activities i really said that icould not answer questions related tocommunications made to me and they ask me numerous questions about my primeminister putin is arespected communications maybe anapartment one was soon afterwatergate may can i i i don't know they can talk to me on set of the privileges tocommunications but awkward answer all of the questions that i did mollyabout as counsel for sunni pointed out anddo the september summit of the witnesses talking about activist long longer than
the various people of various witnesses as corrupt activities cummings andgoing to meetings and listenhereceivesthe recessionhe had two surgeries to change thatthere is one a big business andbefore that he had a new young lady companies to be
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Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer anchor gavel-to-gavel coverage of day 24 of the U.S. Senate Watergate hearings. In today's hearing, Fred LaRue and Robert Mardian testify.
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