United States Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger made a two-minute appearance as a defence?
SV. Kissinger out of car and towards Courthouse.
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Background: United States Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger made a two-minute appearance as a defence witness int he trial of former White House aide John Ehrlichman on Wednesday (10 July). Dr. Kissinger declared under oath that he did not order a psychological profile on the Pantagon Papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg.
The defence asked Dr. Kissinger one question during his court appearance. A lawyer wanted to know whether he'd directed Ehrlichman to obtain an Ellsberg profile form the Central Intelligence Agency.
Dr. Kissinger replied, simply: "I did not."
The Secretary of State, who arrived back in the United States from Europe on Tuesday night (9 July), was asked only two other questions during the brief appearance. Then he left, brushing aside a horde of reporters who'd staked out the court house form the early hours of the morning.
On his arrival, Dr. Kissinger also refused to answer questions from reporters.
SYNOPSIS: ???Pout three hundred newsmen waited outside a Washington court on Wednesday for the arrival of United States Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, due to appear in defence of former White House side John Ehrlichman. Dr. Kissinger brushed past the crowd on his way to the court.
Dr. Kissinger was in court for only two minutes and answered but three questions. He left without talking to newsmen.