The Unites States Senate Committee which is investigating the Watergate affair, has been taking evidence from Mr.
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BARKER: "I could not deny this request at the time."
BARKER: "Because I felt it was my duty to comply with this request."
BARKER: "Because it involved a national...a matter of national security."
BARKER: "Because this is a service to my country, Sir."
BAKER: "What was your motivation -- what persuaded you to enter the Watergate complex?"
BARKER: "Our mission at that time was only to obtain and to try to locate documents tat would prove that the Democratic Party and Senator McGovern were receiving contribution - nationally - and loans and foreign contributions from organisations that were-ah-leftist organisations and-ah-ah- inclined on violence in the United States and also from the Castro Government."
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Background: The Unites States Senate Committee which is investigating the Watergate affair, has been taking evidence from Mr. Bernard Barker, one of the men arrested int he Watergate building; former election campaign headquarters of the Democratic party.
Mr. Barker was born in Cuba and is a real estate businessman in Miami. He is now awaiting sentencing for his part in the Watergate affair. Under questioning from Senator Howard Baker from Tennessee, Mr. Barker said he though he was sating in the interests of national security.