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Carter News Conference #251954

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter gives view on Richard Nixon and Watergate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter talks with reporters after news conf; comments on 1st of Nixon interviews. [CARTER - thinks Nixon broke law, but that Nixon doesn't believe he did.] Reporter notes interest in Nixon interviews in England; asks if anyone mentioned it to Carter. [BARTER - says several European leaders mentioned it and describes others comments with regard to resurrection of issue. Believes it was blow to Europe to see United States besmirched by Watergate and people there are glad to see it over and didn't want it brought up again.] In major part of conference Carter talks on president style, Mid. East and other issues. [CARTER - though chances for peace still in doubt, felt better at end of Hussein meeting than before. Believes there's chance Palestinians might move to recognize Israel's right to exist. United States number 1 commitment in Mid. East is to protection of Israel. Also denies that government officials, like FBI or CIA employees, should not be immune from law; comments on liberals.] Question with regard to liberals stemmed from remarks made by George McGovern.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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