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as white house special counsel richard moore takes a moment to check some facts would take a short break we like to remind you that when we take these breaks you don't miss any of the testimony we simply stop the videotape and then started again a couple minutes from now public television's coverage of the senate hearings will continue after a pause for station identification on a bridge to coverage of these hearings is provided as a public service of the member stations of pbs the public broadcasting service fb
from washington and white continues its coverage of hearings by the senate select committee on presidential campaign activities here again correspondent robert knight knew we go back to the hearings is richard moore is being questioned by assistant chief counsel to ireland's their meeting thirty cities on march fifteen nineteen twenty all of which were attended only by the president has to be my so that anyone say anything in my presence which related to more suggestive and this new president we discuss
what's going on in the state as it reflected anywhere in years that reflected anywhere and it does it does not refer to that in your opening statement well a lot of things evidence that would relate to this lifeboat with the basic subject they released which i attended with the president and i think that that trend of the marines six i uprooted twenty one the president first learned
of the possible is the fact that he referred to influence that i've had as you know a lot of things that they're going through and he and all of the subjects and you oh i'm sure i did know once twice of song once when he was in the white house and to myself in very low what did you ask them on that occasion or anything
about the meetings that he had in his office when he has to be convenient but you know so you saw him on march twenty eight nineteen seventy three you have a discussion on that they would use that we saw the attention of mission that indicates you michel met on that day march twenty eight to seventy three oh every moment more widely and that my son should appear that mr miller spoke about meeting on thursday june at mr
michael stelzner that thursday that we questioned seven pursue your own at the meeting can you describe what you're looking at an official election may have had this view i thought i am and you're telling me that was the diary shows that i was president in the march twenty eight at four i witnessed the mitchell was the mid wales was president mr coleman joined the meeting at what's going on a lot of it went to do you know where i i don't have the person in the white house
is it because it would i think it's number of what the century unless it was his secretary at his office in what are we going it's busy it is the diary of a minute later admitting that was scheduled to me indicates holden returns going to more sunlight and sawdust more
that's because both i was appointed to serve we really have no recollection of the i mean i don't really think it was that that we know and that the various shows that a lawyer kevin powell a good friend that you know eligibility
oh no i testified also surveyed more than it used to be was commanding i think of several hundred thousand dollars to what i said was that it meant to let him out and i don't remember what it was but i've since read that it was over do you have any specifics he was
this adjustment that however is that many ex thousand pounds and he wasn't before is part of the art before he sentenced in fact he wasn't by wednesday and he doesn't get it he is going to raise hell with a lot of savings a rifle with a white house or words to that effect at all the science works you realize this is a pretty serious you take any action was when agencies provide advice and the deployment of some portion was about to be committed the next day today at thank you fortunately it us attorney's office they would've been able to work and
provide surveillance and perhaps prevent a serious crime had been completed not correct i don't know what i would've done mostly what evidence do you have i don't know what they live in but what i had was someone told he told me that someone told him that however said this and immediately i went back and i don't know but the timeframe is pretty fast anyway we get there the next day and it was that was it well when you talk to the us attorney's office on april thirtieth that you relate that conversation to happen is to be searching for blackmail and presented it also it would have been i think it was before
when you made it here we go i did not and that discussion with with mr michel michel on that day with that with the unpleasant those are now we turn to you has more with eight when the us has said that you and the president agree on that date the investigation should be made public immediately after the sentencing the defendant to agree to be deported or
investigations ongoing that should be made public and a statement to be released after the sentencing of the defendants and mike when we refer to an investigation and without knowing that time which investigation by taking that means whatever facts at the white house today and it was still an investigation an investigation going on that i'm not sure what that you have the beating and i'm asking was there a discussion about the investigation that was going on the results of that investigation to be made public there was no discussion it investigation that was going on there was an expression of the president that he was in favor of getting the story out so as we could there was no discussion mr mitchell and for the us to get your
report notes are now the first few years or more with a copying the white house meetings between the president and the city and i wanted to record tension at this point to read it in that reconstruction was fond of this by the white house to march twenty nineteen seventy three your lives we don't know and that's that is more just you're from understanding that this is a document information goes by the white house which is the reconstruction of the meeting on march twentieth and other meeting with his medium or twenty
by the way he discusses discuss the problem with the grand jury best go on the gurney press conference you see where the president and more great hall investigation should be made public and that statement should be released immediately after the sentencing of the defendants reconstruction i believe it is because we wrote this book and on the way oh oh ok
mr lanza this oil spill as his the information skinny jeans you're welcome
tom stanton for this bobo i mean
i am there has been no that was a mistake that's right
well it is somewhat has some i'm like oh that's a bit different of a suggestion about challenging me a committee to full investigation which stated it gets dated in various languages that the various words various times that the president it is at the poles taken out about the whole thing that we agreed i think i don't know what the weather was the racial question about waiting until after the sentencing but there was no one decision the limits of problems with the grand jury
that venture investor i don't have any discussion i don't know when the report of something i don't know i don't recall that at that meeting and i wondered if the meeting and they were the president i got up to the theater and i'm not sure whether we got there is amtrak really it's more beautifully did testify that we left the oval office on what's twentieth you concluded that the president could not be aware of the things that the english word that includes example you know the white house and there are also food the earlier activities that really that has to be
embarrassing for the way that no one realize how one sided with that the general feeling that the man in the oval office who was telling us so strongly with everything that anybody knew to be disclosed so impossible and that we should get the story out against the war but this was utterly incompatible with his having ballots prior knowledge of any of these things and the president and with a sense that there's been and also the event in africa and in the things that they're being was telling you about these activities that you
will feel the suspicion it's morning edition at that meeting that would lead to that i know about things that are going to be in the white house a reconstruction me you know it says you say things and then i
said this is great that's right you want the publicity the recession seems to me that the answer that question to you by someone who was at the meeting at least to give the white house before the word white house the building this week and just because of the white house reporters are really about toyota said this is the summary of telephone so one of the laws
says i do but i have no knowledge of this is law i don't know what the source of the statements of the recollections are so i would say that this again is a good world be over the telephone i can speak about this we didn't know what it was the point of all the recession i cannot account for that that i think that if you want to get
that you should ask someone who was admitted oh yeah immigration but no this is this is for evidence of the scam would be but i don't think as well as they might have come for the president in those firms so much of the conversation
i get that you can't justify what the president did not know that that information was what those meetings to take additional information is that correct you know and interrogate them as possible but you're also working relationship you're welcome early morning
good morning the pipe the pittsburgh has been the problem in early march a deal breaker
1973 Watergate Hearings
Part 2 of 4
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Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer anchor gavel-to-gavel coverage of day 21 of the U.S. Senate Watergate hearings. In today's hearing, Richard Moore, Alexander P. Butterfield and Herbert W. Kalmbach testify.
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