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Calley Case / Daniel Letter Reaction #457516

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 07, 1971
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(Studio) White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler says President Nixon has seen letter from Lieutenant Wan. Calley's Trial Prosecutor, Captain Aubrey Daniel, criticizing Nixon's intervention in case; Ziegler says Daniel will receive reply to letter.

(DC) [Senator Robert TAFT, Junior - feels distressing for Daniel to imply Nixon shouldn't be concerned about any military man brought before court; says deplorable for Daniel to imply Nixon taking sides in case; calls Daniel letter ill considered and emotional.] [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - says Nixon timing, in indicating would take Calley case under review, suggests prejudgment of merits of case; feels Nixon intervention unfortunate.] Pentagon will take no disciplinary action against Daniel; any military man free to write to anyone; Pentagon Spokesperson hopes Daniel makes no further statements, prejudicing review of Calley case; privately many Pentagon people consider Daniel kind of hero.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Studio) Capitol Record Company decides not to release Tex Ritter's version of "The Battle Hymn of Lieutenant Calley".

Goralski, Robert;
McGee, Frank

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