Watergate Hearings: Senate Select Committee on Presidenti...
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Senator Sam Ervin (D North Carolina). Yes. I was very much intrigued by Mr. Buzhardt's document and I would like to invite your attention to page 8, the statement he makes on there.
Robert McCandless, attorney. Mr. Chairman, he does not have the Buzhardt document, so-called.
Senator Sam Ervin (D North Carolina). I can read this very short statement: In February however, with the Ervin committee beginning its work, the President was concerned that all the available facts be made known." And also a statement on page 10 to the effect "during this period, the point was frequently raised by various people, including primarily the President, that the whole story of the Watergate should be made public." Do you know any action that the President took subsequent to the establishment of this committee and prior to the time this committee started to function which showed his concern that all the available facts with respect to the Watergate be made known?
John Dean. Mr. Chairman, I must. testify to the contrary, that I think some of the documents that I have submitted regarding Mr. Haldeman's specific instructions to me on dealing with what was called the Watergate tactics and then the subsequent La Costa meetings, which occurred on June 11 and 12, the subsequent meetings where there were efforts to woo members of this committee, the discussions of executive privilege to prevent the testimony of people from the White House, could well be concluded to evidence quite the contrary intention.