TRIALS: The Defense Attacks

He was to have been the Government's star witness, the person characterized by the prosecutors as "more or less the middleman in this whole affair."

He had in fact been indicted with the others, but the Government wanted his help so badly that it had granted him immunity in exchange for his cooperation.

But the more Harry Sears testified last week in a crowded Manhattan courtroom, the more he sounded like a witness for—instead of against—former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell and former Secretary of Commerce Maurice Stans.

Sears in his previous testimony...

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