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Richardson / News Conference #225694

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 1973
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(Studio) Attorney General Elliot Richardson and United States attorney George Beall hold news conf. to discuss plea bargaining between Justice Department and former Vice President Spiro Agnew.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Richardson questioned about Agnew's extremely light sentence. [RICHARDSON - states resignation and charge of felony to be terrific punishment.] Richardson disregards any possibility of succeeding Vice President himself. [RICHARDSON - hopes Maryland won't send Agnew to jail either. Admits plea bargaining very political] Attorney General insists President didn't call shots in Agnew case. [RICHARDSON - states President fully informed and approved bargaining between Justice Department and Agnew.] Agnew's conviction doesn't halt his voting privileges. MD's attorney general doesn't plan to prosecute Agnew under state law.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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