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Watergate Case #228330

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 1973
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(Studio) President Nixon accepts resignations H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, 2 most trusted aides. Also accepts resignation Attorney General Richard Kleindienst and fires aide John Dean.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) [Press Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - announces resignations Kleindienst, Haldeman and Ehrlichman. Says President requested and received resignation John Dean.] [KLEINDIENST - says Attorney General is vital post on which President must be able to depend in cases such as Watergate.] Kleindienst is close associate John Mitchell. Has bungled Watergate investigation and recently removed himself from it because of friendships with those implicated in case. Haldeman and Ehrlichman are both extremely close to President and have been with him for years Dean has accused them of directing him in Watergate cover-up.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) CBS will cover Nixon's statement on Watergate beginning 9 tonight EST. Nixon nominates Elliot Richardson to take Kleindienst's position.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Richardson has served as Secretary Department of Health, Education and Welfare and Defense [RICHARDSON - says felt had duty to accept nomination]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Daniel Schorr reports on resignations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) After questioning Jeb Magruder and others, prosecution attorney Earl Silbert learned of L. Pat. Gray's burning of important documents; John Mitchell's and John Dean's participation in wiretap planning mtgs.; Liddy-Hunt burglary office Dan. Ellsberg's psychiatrist and other still undisclosed incidents. Mtg. was arranged with Attorney General Kleindienst Sunday At that time Kleindienst learned some of his friends and associates implicated in Watergate. Kleindienst and Assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen then met with Nixon.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Schorr, Daniel

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