• Short Summary

    Mr. John Caulfield, a former White House aide, gave evidence to the Senate select Committee?

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    1.
    SV Senator Ervin calls meeting to order
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    2.
    GV Committee seated
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    3.
    SV & GV Caulfield consulting lawyer (2 shots)
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    4.
    MV Committee members (2 shots)
    0.21

    5.
    MV Caulfield answers questions
    0.58

    6.
    MV Ervin taking notes
    1.01

    7.
    GV Committee seated
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    8.
    SV McCord and lawyer seated
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    9.
    MV Alch seated.
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    10.
    CU Alch speaking
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    CAULFIELD: "In my mind I believed he was talking about the President.



    SENATOR: "How would you have interpreted that without any further explanation? In the same way?"



    CAULFIELD: "I don't understand, Senator."



    SENATOR: "You mentioned that it was your impression that it must have come from the President. Now did you -- when you reached that impression -- question Mr. Dean further about it?"



    CAULFIELD: "No sir."



    "I said to McCord, 'No jury will ever believe that a man with your background in the CIA and FBI would not realise he was not breaking the law in breaking into an office at night, wearing surgical gloves and carrying eavesdropping equipment.'"




    Initials BB/0039 JT/BOB/BB/0050



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mr. John Caulfield, a former White House aide, gave evidence to the Senate select Committee in Washington investigating the Watergate affair on Wednesday (May 23). He said that he viewed himself as an intermediary during the Watergate trial between James McCord and former White House counsel John Dean. He said he felt that an offer to McCord of clemency if he kept silent and pleaded guilty to a charge of breaking into the Watergate, came from the President himself. Under questioning he admitted the offer may have come form Mr. Jehn Ehrlichmann.

    Mr. Caulfield told the senate Select Committee what he thought Mr. Dean meant when he said the of for of clemency 'came from the top'.

    Later Mr. Gerald Alch, McCord's lawyer at the original Watergate trial, denied an allegation by McCord that he had put pressure on him to say that the Watergate bugging had been arranged by the Central Intelligence Agency. What he did tell him was that McCord could not claim that the break-in was legal because it protected national security.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3QQ9QO4PZ3G39PJLROKGTCU0C
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QQ9QO4PZ3G39PJLROKGTCU0C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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