Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972, Senate Resolution 60: Watergate and Related Activities, Phase I: Watergate Investigation, Hearings Before the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, United States Senate, Ninety-Third Congress, First Session, June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14, 1973 [open pdf - 87MB]
This document contains the June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14, 1973 hearings titled "Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972, Senate Resolution 60: Watergate and Related Activities, Phase I: Watergate Investigation," held before the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities. From the opening statement of Sam J. Ervin, Jr.: "The committee has carefully considered the request of the special prosecutor of the so-called Watergate case and has unanimously determined that its duty requires it to decline to g ran t such request for these reasons: 1. The committee has been authorized and directed by a resolution, unanimously adopted by the Senate, to investigate the so-called Watergate affair and its ramifications and to recommend to the Congress adoption of any legislation it deems necessary and appropriate as a result of its findings and for this reason has no authority to postpone or terminate these activities under the Senate resolution. 2. The committee is unwilling to share the fears of the special prosecutor that the courts will permit guilty parties to go unwhipped of justice simply because the Senate committee exercises the constitutional rights and obligations of the Senate to inform the Congress and the American people of the truth in respect to the Watergate affair. 3. The committee believes that there is more likelihood that any other persons who may be indicted will be able to obtain a fair trial in an atmosphere of judicial calm after, rather than before, the committee completes its task." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sally Harmony, Robert A. Reisner, Hugh W. Sloan, Jr., Herbert L. Porter, Maurice H. Stans, and Jeb Stuart Magruder.
S. Hrg. 93; Senate Hearing 93; Book 2
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