Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activiti...

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.Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building
Year Shot:
1973  (Actual Year)
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Original Film:
[01.03.33-DEAN responding to WHITE HOUSE-drafted questions that insinuate DEAN was very active in gathering intelligence, contrary to DEAN'S testimony about his role] Mr. DEAN.----I just merely want to tell you the results of my negotiations. So I was not involved in intelligence from the outset. Now, as I testified, I did become aware from time to time of requests from the White House because of my proximity to the decisionmaking processes for various intelligence that would relate to political figures in their associations with the demonstrations and also, I was hearing complaints that the White House staff was unhappy -about the quality of this intelligence. But my role was merely -a conduit from the demonstration leaders back to a major committee that would make decisions and talk about what I would report. In fact, I would often put myself, in that I could be most effective in this capacity, in the role of advocating the position of the demonstrators. Because many times, I thought they had a good point. For example, one I thought that the Government was taking a terrible beating on was in the November moratorium on this big issue of Pennsylvania Avenue versus no Pennsylvania Avenue. I thought that the demonstrators got $1 million worth of publicity or $2 million worth of publicity out of the Government's posture on refusing to give Pennsylvania, Avenue. Instead, they insisted that they go down Constitution Avenue. I did not see that it made all that much difference in the long and short of it. [01.05.01-MacNEILL in studio] MacNEILL announces a break from the video replay, reminds that none of the testimony will be abridged. [PBS network ID-title screen "SENATE HEARINGS ON CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES"] [01.08.37-MacNEILL] MacNEILL states that INOUYE will now ask DEAN questions about his relationship with Tom Charles HUSTON and White House intelligence operations] [01.08.49-hearings room]