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Butz Probe / Cox #467436

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1973
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(Studio) "DC Star News" reports former prosecutor Archibald Cox probing Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz before Nixon fired Cox. Charges against Butz reviewed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Francisco, California) Butz blames Cox's lawyers and news media for raising possible political scandal. Butz admits talking to former FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Chrm Miles Kirkpatrick with regard to California wine industry merger. [BUTZ - admits conversation, but timing of discussion coincidental.]

(DC) Kirkpatrick gives version of meeting [KIRKPATRICK - describes meeting] Kirkpatrick believes Butz's attempt to influence him foolish.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

Chancellor, John;
Levine, Irving R.;
Neal, Roy

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