THE HEARINGS: The Ehrlichman Mentality on View

"It's hard to believe that a man of your intelligence could have been involved in so much complicated complicity and knew nothing about it."

—Senator Herman E. Talmadge

"What a liar."

— Senator Daniel K. Inouye, muttering to himself but picked up by a live microphone.

However injudicious, those conclusions reflected the frustrations of the Senate Watergate committee as the seven Senators grappled futilely with the superbly prepared, unyielding testimony of a long-awaited witness: John D. Ehrlichman, President Nixon's former domestic affairs adviser. Bobbing and weaving with both body and word, the confident and combative...

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