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Press Conference / Connally #229094

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 20, 1973
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(Studio) John Connally, Nixon's White House adviser,talks to press on rumors re: displeasure with job.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Connally says quitting job soon as possible but denies rumors. [CONNALLY - states wants to leave White House by midsummer. As adviser has given all advice he has. Says rumors regarding leaving false. Tells press they're ingenious with fairly accurate informants to help them.] Asked to assess Watergate scandal. [CONNALLY - says knows no more than average person.] Talks about Nixon's personality. [CONNALLY - reports President relegates high authority to other men. Won't change. Must take President as individual.] Says advised President on economy and personnel and on press relations. [CONNALLY - jests if President flew to moon, press would say acted out of fear and not courage.] Connally states has no political plans.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Morton, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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