03847A_14254: Watergate: Meetings of the Select Committee

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MINUTES OF MEETING of the SELECT COMMITTEE ON PRESDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ACTI VI TI ES

June 19, 1974

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Present:

Senator Sam J. Eryin, Jr. Senator Howard Baker, Jr. Senator Herman Talmadge Senator Lowell Weicker Senator Joseph Montoya Senator Daniel Inouye Samuel Dash Fred Thompson Don Sanders Howard Liebengood Jim Hamilton Dave Dorsen Eiler Ravenholt Mike Madigan Bob Silverstein Scott Armstrong Mark Lackritz A. B. Culverhouse Bruce Jacques Alan Weitz Ron Rotunda Searle Field Gordon Roberts Dan Tate Terry Lenzner Carolyn Andrade

Senator Ervin opened the meeting by stating that he had been reading the various sections of the report and that he believed that each member should study very carefully the recommendations and then

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have a meeting to decide which they wanted to adopt and which they want to pass.

Mr. Dash then brought up the matter on the agenda that Mr. Frates wants the committee to vote on his motion to quash and Mr. Chester Davis wants to testify in open session. Senator Ervin stated that Mr. Davis would like to have Mr. Wente in open session and Senator Talmadge rejected that very promptly. Senator Ervin stated that the motion is to refuse the request of Chester Davis that Mr. Wente testify in open hearing and that his testimoney be given in executive session:

THE VOTE WAS UNANIMOUS ( 6 Senators present)

Senator Ervin then stated Mr. Frates had a two-pronged request: to quash the subpoena and to put an end to further hearings... Mr. Dash injected that the investigation is on the basis of Frates petition. He made an agreement to negotiate and the law suit will most likely end up being moot because at the end of next week the investigation is no more. He said he would recommend to the committee Mr. Frates motion be denied.

Senator Ervin said that Terry had the basis for more information which he was still pursuing and which the committee desired to have. Senator Weicker then requested that the record

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