• Short Summary

    The Watergate Hearings in Washington on Thursday (14 June) heard from the first of the so-called "star witnesses" -- Jeb Magruder, former Deputy Directory of the Committee to Re-elect the President.

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    The Watergate Hearings in Washington on Thursday (14 June) heard from the first of the so-called "star witnesses" -- Jeb Magruder, former Deputy Directory of the Committee to Re-elect the President.

    Mr. Magruder told the committee that the plant to burglarise the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate Building were personally approved by, among others, John Mitchell, a former US Attorney-General.

    However, Mr. Magruder insisted that as far as he was aware President Nixon knew nothing of the break-in plan or of the subsequent cover-up.

    It also emerged, from Mr. Magruder's evidence, that Mr. Haldeman, former White House Chief of Staff, had known about the attempted cover-up operation since last January, when Mr. Magruder had passed the full information on himself.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACPUUBC19APDKO8QX4D81N9ZKJ
    Media URN:
    VLVACPUUBC19APDKO8QX4D81N9ZKJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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