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White House Tapes / President [Contd. From 5:30:20.] #229460

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 17, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon conts. recovery from viral pneumonia and White House tapes occupy his time.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) President orders that White House tapes be considered official presidential documents. Hasn't yet claimed full rights of executive clemency over tapes. No indication President will release any documents or takes to Senate committee chairperson Sam Ervin. President meets with White House attys. Leonard Garment and Fred. Buzhardt. Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler holds press meeting with reporters Finally admits that President considers White House tapes part of personal, presidential documents. In later meeting, assistant press secretary Gerald Warren claims executive privilege for Secret Service testimony. No word on promised meeting with Ervin and President
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan

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