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TV John dean in court.
Questioner: opening words "reliability of press statements....testimony of yesterday."
Dean: "If I just might add.....my one ally is the truth."
Questioner: "Now, I have read....authenticity of this...."
PAN to TV Questioner:".......did it ever occur to you....whatever allegation was made with respect to the TV license 'perse"(?)(Asks Dean about press allegations and closer kept by FBI on his activities)
Dean: "I'm well aware that because when I was first interviewed by Mr. Maldeman.....".
PAN to TV Dean: "....he had a copy of my FBI report....and subsequently to the White House" (says he was aware of FBI report and consulted lawyers on the subject, but was of opinion that it was more concerned with personalities than facts).
Questioner: "So apparently, this was picked out of contest and released by someone. Do you have any connective about that."
Dean: "I didn't understand your question, Senator."
Questioner: "So apparently, the allegation.... picked out of context from your file by someone."
Dean: "That is correct......and reported in the..." (believed there was a leak.)
Questioner: "Who do you think leaked it. What is your opinion?"
Dean: "Well that would be highly speculative.......concerted attack to discredit me." (says he doesn't know.)
Questioner: "And you felt that they were serious efforts?"
Dean: "Well, I'm quite aware......has been gone over, Senator" (says there have been many investigation into his activities.)
Questioner: "Tell me more about it."
Dean: "That was attributed directly ton one or my lawyers....privately lived investigators." (talks of allegations and investigations). (Cut to later questions)
Questioner: "I'm not implying that he should......how we might rescue it?"
Dean: "Mr. Chairman, I think this....special prosecutor, I don't know" (says he believes the truth will always emerge).
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