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Richardson / Watergate Prosecutor #226525

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 06, 1973
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(Studio) Former Attorney General.Elliot Richardson opposes court-named successor to former Archibald Cox.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Richardson appears before Senator Judiciary Committee to propose Watergate prosecutor be confirmed by Senator but apptd. by executive branch. Richardson suggests confirmation be used as weapon to get President to drop exec. privilege status on tapes, documents, etc., needed in Watergate probe. [RICHARDSON - believes public confidence can be restored only by previous statement.] Richardson asked if pressure doesn't work will impeachment and resignation talk increase [RICHARDSON - assesses statement as fair one.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Richardson reveals President mentioned getting rid of Cox in late September and early October
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:01:50

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