ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 17, 1973
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(Studio) President Nixon holds special news conference on Watergate case.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(White House) Watergate case has dramatic new development. Nixon promises full cooperation with televised hearing before Senator select committee on Watergate. All White House aides will testify under oath. Nixon now feels previous Watergate investigation, conducted by John Dean, was full of holes. [NIXON - says real progress in finding truth in Watergate case made. Will immediately suspend any White House aide indicted in case; if convicted, any aide will be automatically discharged. Says nobody with major position in administration will be given immunity from prosecution.] Nixon conducting new investigation in cooperation with Justice Department official Henry Petersen. Investigation initiated after James McCord implicated former Attorney General John Mitchell, former White House aide Jeb Magruder and White House attorney John Dean.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
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