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Johnson / Resignation #31119

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 23, 1974
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(Studio) Virginia head Don. Johnson to step down; White House attempts to soften blow.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) 3 weeks ago, Johnson gave no hint of his upcoming resignation. Despite denials, Johnson forced out by White House Senator Alan Cranston planned to hold Senator hearings politically embarrassing to President if Johnson remained in office. Former Virginia medical director Dr. Marc Musser prepared to testify at hearings. [MUSSER - says he was asked to contribute to Nixon reelection campaign by Virginia employee; action in strict violation of Hatch Act.] Cranston agrees to halt hearing, but evidence to be given to Watergate committee , special prosecutor, and Civil Service Commission
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(Studio) Johnson refuses comment on Dr. Musser's charges.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Reporter(s):
Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill
Duration:
00:02:20

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