Turning again to Fred Emery for his account of Ervin Committee Counsel Sam Dash's reaction to yesterday's big news:
Dash took the precaution that Saturday of testing the revelation's impact on the one man it could make or break -- John Dean. One of Dash's assistant counsels, James Hamilton, remembers standing by the fireplace at Dean's home so as to gauge his reaction when Dash told him. "I will never forget it. John broke into this huge smile because he knew after all the work he'd done and his testimony and all the thought he'd given to what he had to say that he was right and he was convinced that the, the tapes would bear him out."