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(Studio) Ex-pres. Richard Nixon's attys. make public his answers to Senate Intelligence Committee's questions.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Nixon feels president has right to covertly break law in some cases. He acknowledges his okay of 1970 plan for domestic intelligence gathering that incld. illegal activities. Nixon quote noted. Reference made to Roosevelt and Truman administration activities. [Chairperson Intelligence Committee Senator Frank CHURCH - says Nixon's document is pernicious, dangerous and alien to best traditions upon which United States founded.] Nixon says he decided in 1970 for CIA to bring about Salvadore Allende's defeat in congress elections in Chile. Feels his actions weren't a factor in 1973 military coup. Committee releases report accusing Nixon of trying to foment coup.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson
- Gibson, Charles;
- Reasoner, Harry
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