thumbnail of 1973 Watergate Hearings; 1973-07-19; Part 5 of 5
Hide -
If this transcript has significant errors that should be corrected, let us know, so we can add it to FIX IT+
it's b and i think the really transcript of that proceeding will show that there was never any suggestion that i was acting in bad faith and i think the more than one occasion they pointed out that my activities were in good faith with the activities of agility that were in question and i still have doubts i've taken the advice of my counsel mr lilley was not a party to that proceeding and yet manage regardless of what you think of them has been held in contempt for refusing to testify and yet here i am honored quarter required to testify as twenty twenty when he was willing to go to fill out to talk
somali and it's not one that i feel comfortable mcnaughton your world war ii or that the attorney general about that the attorney client privilege has not cover communications relating to the continuing commission of a crime such as a conspiracy to obstruct justice well i don't think that i mean i presume a vacuum that's important question but i don't think that's relevant to my discussion with mr levine me as you just you more questions first of all were you an adherent of what we might call the metal possible that the reelection of the president was more important than almost anything else and certainly outweighed the revealing of the true facts of the organic matter in the white house horrors which you adhere to that principle the
microscope i don't know whether it's in hindsight it as i say i did not feel that i could continue because of my own feelings i've never practiced for a lot i don't know what her lawyers go to go through and carrying the burdens of their clients that i couldn't practice cruel i think maybe a good criminal lawyer could have represented the committee with applied couldn't and i wanted out and i expressed to him on at least three point three occasions i quit was induced to stay on the committee and i was told so i welcome the new rule would be found
from a renewal was fun for me and i was divorced from logging activity from after that date except one people want to consolidate about specific aspects of the civil litigation and i would but now that i saw mr mitchell on numerous occasions just try to disclose that would point out again they were not all meetings the ones that show up there as of five thirty six o'clock that was my arrival it was not a meeting mr mitchell at a key driver of the car and he went right past my apartment and secretarial poll jaime was about leaving senator mitchell's rarely more often than not he wasn't really when i would wake up from that show and i see those are meetings i was
present either in his office or immediately outside his office didn't have an idea that went from the middle of july on i had taken on other anymore and yes i mean the question was well you consider that reelection of the president way all the considerations which are other considerations my final question as annie believe you falling this morning we must at least
a really fiscally these men living with the middle months and reports and my question is why should we believe you really has been and then second is a fried testifies to the best of my recollection inability to believe all of like we're like it seems ms dumas all conversation about too much being recalled in your column and your approximate sentiment know
we keep referring to meetings i don't mean to say that mr mitchell as an unstructured president my recollection is that i can release a record as a citizen when you this recollection
he's the president mr mitchell the other thing that it was the announcement that the democratic national committee and file those filings the next morning for a million and a half dollars really have received the next morning service at that point a monotone on june twenty four kids understand if you receive those waving from libyan prisons of the rules on how you talk about the us attorney client privilege situation that you have mostly did you also envision yourself in that same town relationship with with the committee as a whole it is proceeding
july fifteenth well that's not true i mean the fbi interviewed me and an awkward answer any questions they would put to me but we've gotten like on about my activities i really said that i could not answer questions related to communications made to me and they ask me numerous questions about my prime minister putin is a respected communications maybe an apartment one was soon after watergate may can i i i don't know they can talk to me on set of the privileges to communications but awkward answer all of the questions that i did molly about as counsel for sunni pointed out and
do the september summit of the witnesses talking about activist long longer than the various people of various witnesses as corrupt activities cummings and going to meetings and listen he receives the recession he had two surgeries to change that there is one a big business and
1973 Watergate Hearings
Part 5 of 5
Producing Organization
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
If you have more information about this item than what is given here, or if you have concerns about this record, we want to know! Contact us, indicating the AAPB ID (cpb-aacip/512-kp7tm72t6h).
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.
Asset type
Event Coverage
Politics and Government
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
Media type
Moving Image
Embed Code
Copy and paste this HTML to include AAPB content on your blog or webpage.
Anchor: MacNeil, Robert
Anchor: Lehrer, James
Producing Organization: WETA-TV
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2341696-1-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Preservation
Color: Color
If you have a copy of this asset and would like us to add it to our catalog, please contact us.
Chicago: “1973 Watergate Hearings; 1973-07-19; Part 5 of 5,” 1973-07-19, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 17, 2021,
MLA: “1973 Watergate Hearings; 1973-07-19; Part 5 of 5.” 1973-07-19. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 17, 2021. <>.
APA: 1973 Watergate Hearings; 1973-07-19; Part 5 of 5. Boston, MA: Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from