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Nixon Property / San Clemente Purchase #229703

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 31, 1973
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(Studio) Controversy remains over President' acquisition of West White House
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(San Clemente, California) Early 1969, Nixons purchased home. 1969 version of purchase of home and surrounding land given. Records show that property not divided into tracts as announced but sold in a unit. "Santa Anna California Register" conjectured in May `73 that San Clemente may have been purchased with `68 campaign funds. Admin. issues 1973 version of estate purchase. Nixons used cash from friend Robert Abplanalp to make down payment.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Press Secretary Ron Ziegler says 2nd version tells exactly and completely transaction of San Clemente. White House refuses to release names of investors or name of company allegedly set up by Abplanalp to buy back all land surrounding San Clemente except 5.9 acres. Refuses to present documents with regard to Nixon, Abplanalp transaction or why 2 versions of transaction necessary.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger

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