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Nixon-Johnson Agreement #440669

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 14, 1968
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(Studio) President-elect Richard Nixon says he'll be consulted and will consent to all major foreign policy decisions during rest of Johnson administration
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(NYC) Nixon names Robert Murphy to be his representative to consult with administration Says Murphy to stay in DC. [NIXON - says prior consultation and agreement needed with regard to policy decisions. No disagreement on broad Vietnam policies. Pres aware how difficult policy would be to implement unless he could assure others President- elect would follow same policy. No veto power. United States can't afford waiting-period for next President] White House says President intends to inform and consult with Nixon but seeking his approval dilutes Johnson's Const authority. Current and future president to speak with 1 voice with regard to foreign policy.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Huntley, Chet;
Valeriani, Richard

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