03847A_14194: Watergate: Bellino, Carmine S.

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that he thinks Jones identified the source of the material, a printing company. The next day, Thompson and Jones returned to the Sheraton where Jones said they were waiting for some ministers. */

Albert B. "Ab" Hermann, the alleged subject of Leon's surveillance was interviewed. Leon's affidavit states that he was retained by Bellino to place Hermann under physical surveillance. Leon reported the results of his efforts to Bellino.

Mr. Hermann advised members of the staff that during the 1960 campaign he was Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Republican National Committee and Campaign Director of the Republican National Committee. He said, however, that he

*/ Thompson said that in the fall of 1960, Leon complained that he did not make any money on the Wardman (Sheraton) surveillance. Leon complained that Angelone "made all the money". Ruth Dice, Leon's receptionist, advised that staff that she recalled a surveillance at the Wardman in late 1960 and that Angelone talked about it and appeared to be very much involved in it. She also said that Leon had complained that Angelone recieved most of the money from the case and that Leon recieved little. Angelone denied recieving any compensation for work in the campaign and no other evidence was developed that Angelone, in fact, recieved compensation. Buckley advised the staff that Leon was bitter toward Angelone because of his belief that Angelone profited from the 1960 campaign.

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had very little to do with the Presidential Campaign, but was involved instead with working with State organizations. During this period Mr. Hermann worked out of two offices: the Republican National Committee offices at 1625 I Street, N.W., or the campaign headquarters located at 1145 19th Street, N.W., near M. Street. **/

**/ While Hermann's window at his 19th Street office was not visible from Leon's office window at 525 Dupont Circle Building, it was visible from a window opposite his office in the hallway, from which Leon told Buckley he observed "all coming and going" from Hermann's office. However, it was difficult, although not impossible, to see into Hermann's window which was three blocks away, even using field glasses of 15 power, as evidenced by photographs taken by the Committee staff.

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SAM J. ERVIN, JR., N.C., CHAIRMAN HOWARD H. BAKER, JR., TENN. VICE CHAIRMAN HERMAN E. TALMADGE, GA. EDWARD J. GURNEY, FLA. DANIEL K. INOUYE, HAWAII LOWELL P. WEICKER, JR., CONN.

SAMUEL DASH CHIEF COUNSEL AND STAFF DIRECTOR FRED. D THOMPSON MINORITY COUNSEL RUFUS L. EDMINSTEN DEPUTY COUNSEL

UNITED STATES SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES (PURSUANT TO S. RES. 60, 93D CONGRESS) WASHINGTON, D. C. 20510

November 8, 1973

MEMORANDUM

TO: Members of Select Committee

FROM: David M. Dorsen, Assistant Chief Counsel

Attached please find the proposed "Conclusion" of the report on Carmine S. Bellino as I interpreted the action of the Chairman and other Senators at the last Executive Session.

The detailed findings of fact have been agreed upon by staff and was submitted to members of the Subcommittee about two weeks ago.

CC: Samuel Dash, Chief Counsel Fred Thompson, Minority Counsel Rufus Edmisten, Deputy Counsel Donald G. Sanders, Deputy Minority Counsel

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SAM J. ERVIN, JR., N.C., CHAIRMAN HOWARD H. BAKER, JR., TENN. VICE CHAIRMAN HERMAN E. TALMADGE, GA. EDWARD J. GURNEY, FLA. DANIEL K. INOUYE, HAWAII LOWELL P. WEICKER, JR., CONN.

SAMUEL DASH CHIEF COUNSEL AND STAFF DIRECTOR FRED. D THOMPSON MINORITY COUNSEL RUFUS L. EDMINSTEN DEPUTY COUNSEL

UNITED STATES SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES (PURSUANT TO S. RES. 60, 93D CONGRESS) WASHINGTON, D. C. 20510

REPORT OF SUBCOMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST CARMINE S. BELLINO

I. CONCLUSION Following a public announcement by Republican National Chairman George Bush and the release of a letter signed by 22 United States Senators calling for an investigation to determine the fitness of Carmine S. Bellino, Chief Investigator of the Select Committee, to continue in his position as Chief Investigator, a Subcomittee consisting of Senators Talmadge, Inouye, and Gurney was appointed on August 3, 1973 to investigate the charges against Mr. Bellino.

Based upon an extensive investigation, it is the Subcommittee's conclusion that there is no direct, competent or credible evidence to sustain the charges against Bellino that he participated in electronic eavesdropping or in the planning of electronic eavesdropping in connection with the 1960 Presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy against Richard M. Nixon. Consequently, the Subcommittee finds no basis for discharging Mr. Bellino.

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MEMO TO: Senators Ervin and Baker

FROM: Carmine S. Bellino

DATE: July 30, 1973

There is attached herto a sworn affidavit from Oliver William Angelone which refutes statements in the affidavits of John Leon and Joesph Shimon.

Mr. Angelone also advised that sometime in June, 1973, John Buckley investigator for Attorney Jerris Leonard, was furnished the same information as contained in this affidavit. He did not request Angelone to give him a sworn affidavit. He did not request Angelone to give hime a sworn affidavit at that time nor does it appear that Mr. Bush was advised of Angelone's statements to Buckely.

When I telephoned John Leon's resident in order to get an affidavit from him, I learned from his wife that he had died July 13, 1973.

I have not requested Edward Jones to send an affidavit as the one presented by Mr. Bush denies any electronic eavesdropping, etc. He his minor errors of fact as to my participation in the surveillance of an individual and I feel that is not a matter of particular importance so as to request another affidavit from him.

I have not contacted Joseph Shimon as his statements are definitely refuted by the person whom he quotes.

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