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Agnew Resignation / Richardson News Conference #23249

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 1973
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(Studio) Attorney General Elliot Richardson holds news conference to explain deal between Justice Department and Spiro Agnew with regard to political graft charges and resulting Agnew resignation.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Richardson discusses plea bargaining; United States attorney George Beall backs up Richardson. Attorney General admits White House cnsl. Fred Buzhardt contacted Justice Department with regard to 1st plea bargaining meeting [RICHARDSON - states President Nixon fully informed and approved steps taken in plea bargaining.] Questioned about political bargaining rather than criminal bargaining. [RICHARDSON - admits bargaining was political; national interest at stake.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry

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