ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 23, 1973
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(Studio) White House pleased with testimony heard at Watergate hearings today, but reaction to latest Nixon statement on Watergate mixed.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(White House) [Senator Hugh SCOTT - says is pleased with Nixon's Watergate statement; feels it has reassured world that government of United States is stable and strong.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - says is not satisfied with Nixon statement.] [Senator Joseph MONTOYA - feels Nixon has put real questions re: Watergate off again.] [Senator Charles PERCY - says Nixon should volunteer to tell whole truth of what he knows about Watergate.] White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler and attorney Leonard Garment respond to questions about Watergate posed by reporters Ziegler hints Nixon considering ways to take direct questions from Senator on Watergate. Meanwhile Nixon tries to carry on normal government business, such as receiving his second inaugural medal from Mary Brooks, director of Mint.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(Studio) In statement yesterday Nixon said he limited scope Watergate investigation because didn't want unrelated matters of national security to become public knowledge. Also wanted to protect CIA which at time he thought was involved in Watergate.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner