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President / News Conference #28017

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 05, 1973
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(Studio) President holds news conference at White House covering wide range.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(White House) [PRES. - criticizes Congress' work. To send new State of Union message to Congress] President asked to define definitive ruling with regard to White House tapes. [NIXON - refuses to define meaning or comment at all.] [Asked about motives with regard to possible Supreme Court decision, NIXON - states he has responsibility to maintain separation of power. Confidentiality must be maintained.] [Questioned on loss of confidence by American people, PRESIDENT - recognizes problem. Hints at press criticism. To restore confidence by leaving Watergate behind.] No comment on Agnew probe. President to veto minimum wage bill. Arab oil situation recognized as great problem.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Capitol Hill) President strikes no conciliatory notes with Congress [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - believes Congress and President should cooperate.] [Senator Jacob JAVITS - believes more conciliatory attitude would be helpful.] [Senator John STENNIS - states President expects Congress to jump into domestic problems and solve some deep troubles.] Democratic leader Mike Mansfield believes Congress wants to get along with President

Clark, Bob;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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