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Watergate / Elliot Richardson #25907

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 22, 1973
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(Studio) Dan. Ellsberg challenges Richardson Senator confirmation as Attorney General
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capitol Hill) Richardson ok expected, but instead Richardson recalled to public hearing with regard to meeting with Egil Krogh, who directed burglary of Ellsberg psychiatrist. Senator Robert Byrd questions with regard to CIA aid in burglary. Krogh had told of role. Richardson notes line drawn by President Nixon between Watergate and national security matters. Some Senators said suspicious. [Sketches: Ellsberg, Richardson, Byrd, Senators Edward Kennedy and John Tunney.] [TUNNEY - believes Richardson should have been more aggressive.] Cloud said hanging over Richardson confirmation.

Clark, Bob;
Reasoner, Harry

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