ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 14, 1973
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(Studio) Washington, DC judge rules Nixon's orders to fire special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox illegal.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Judge Gerhard Gesell rules orders carried out by Solicitor General Robert Bork unreasonable and illegal. Ruling may only add job security for new prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Judge Gesell disapproves of court apptd. Watergate prosecutor; Judge John Sirica agrees with Gesell
REPORTER: David Schoumacher
(Capitol Hill) Bork doesn't feel carrying out orders to fire Cox was illegal. [Senator Birch BAYH - points to judge's ruling to strengthen case for completely independent prosecutor.] [Senator Charles MATHIAS - believes ruling opens up question of independence anew.] [Representative Bella ABZUG - believes ruling calls for Nixons impeachment.] Sen John McClellan, Senator Judiciary Committee mbr., thinks full Senator must discuss question of prosecutor' s independence
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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