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Cox / ITT (International Telephone And Telegraph Corporation) Leak #226015

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 30, 1973
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(Studio) Former special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox informs Senator Judiciary Committee he may be source of ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) leak. White House insists Cox fired for leaking information "New York Times" story reports former deputy Attorney General Richard Kleindienst confided to Cox that Nixon ordered him not to press action against ITT.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Cox reports disclosing Kleindienst's confidence to Senators Ted Kennedy and Philip Hart after Nixon fired Cox. [COX - admits wrongdoing; hopes Kleindienst hasn't been hurt.] Senator Hugh Scott charges innuendos released daily to undermine President Kennedy and Hart deny leaking story. Kleindienst testimony at confirmation hearings in March, 1972, with regard to ITT, conflict with new dvts. [KLEINDIENST - refuses to comment on admission to Cox.] Investigation seems to widen.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr Artist: Howard Brodie

(White House) White House admits President ordered Kleindienst to stop pressing ITT action. Press secretary Gerald Warren reports Nixon had every right to act as he did. Warren accuses press of creating false image of President with ITT news leak.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Cox believes terms of ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) settlement good bargain from govt's. viewpoint.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan;
Schorr, Daniel

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