NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1973
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee opens hearings into Nixon-Cox confrontation. Former special Watergate prosecutor appears before committee 1st.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Capitol Hill) Cox reveals Watergate investigation almost complete before firing. New evidence discovered before firing outlined. Senator John McClellan asks Cox about new evidence leading to White House Cox states rumors not based on evidence. Cox believes his successor should be named by courts [Senator Hugh SCOTT - states Republican leadership requests President appointed new prosecutor with special safeguards against prosecutor's removal.]
REPORTER: Paul Duke
(DC) Acting Attorney General Robert Bork and criminal division head Henry Petersen conduct hunt for new special prosecutor. Bork asked if White House vetoes any names submitted. [BORK - says no names turned down; no one asked by Bork to accept position.] Bork to make choice in few days, possibly giving Congress right to confirm choice.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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