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Jaworski / Swearing-In Ceremonies #23934

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 05, 1973
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(Studio) New special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski formally sworn in DC.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [JAWORSKI - believes he'll have complete independence.] Jaworski questioned about William Saxbe's incriminating statement with regard to White House tapes. [JAWORSKI - intends to work independently of Saxbe.] Judge Byron Skelton swears in Jaworski. [JAWORSKI - answers questions with regard to Bible used for swearing-in ceremonies.] Jaworski to meet staff retained from Archibald Cox this afternoon.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(Capitol Hill) Skepticism about prosecutor's independence increases House Judiciary subcommittee discusses subject with acting Attorney General Robert Bork. [BORK - explains Jaworski's rights as new Watergate prosecutor if Nixon refuses to release some document.] [Representative Elizabeth HOLTZMAN - asks if President specifically met with Bork with regard to special prosecutor's rights.] [BORK - admits he and President haven't discussed details.] Admin. openly opposes independent prosecutor set up outside executive branch.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry;
Schoumacher, David
Duration:
00:03:30

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