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Elliot Richardson #25969

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 25, 1973
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(Studio) President Nixon swears in new Attorney General Elliot Richardson.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Is show of support of President in swearing in of Richardson. Henry Kissinger, John Connally, and even outgoing Attorney General Richard Kleindienst show solidarity. [NIXON - speaks of Richardson's past political success, saying he carried Massachusetts twice; something President never did.] Richardson takes oath of off. from Chief Justice Warren Burger and talks of responsibility. [RICHARDSON - believes administration of justice lies in individual and in truth. First concern demands fairness, second fearlessness.] Watergate never mentioned but President comes close. [NIXON - invites all not in court to stay and meet Richardson.] Few hours later, Archibald Cox sworn in as special Watergate prosecutor. Cox to decide who else has matters in court concerning Watergate.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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