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President' Properties / Probe #230200

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 06, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon administration releases new, higher money figure spent on President' home
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) At least $10 million spent on San Clemente, Key Biscayne and homes of Bebe Rebozo and Robert Abplanalp that President sometimes uses. Breakdown of money given. Till now, figures kept secret by Defense Department [General Services Administration administration Arthur SAMPSON - says taxpayers money spent on land surrounding San Clemente because White House claimed it belonged to President Sampson doesn't know who really owns property.] President promises full report on purchase of Key Biscayne and San Clemente within 30 days.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Questions remain unanswered on need for and type of such security protection.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(San Clemente, California) Expenditures include bulletproof pool screen, flag pole, landscaping, den furniture. [Congress Tom STEED - says dollar value can't be placed on man when life may be at stake. Urges Secret Service to include too much security rather than too little.] [Congress Jack BROOKS - believes line must be drawn on personal Nixon properties. Govt. doesn't own land. Decoration isn't point behind security.]

Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan

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