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Cox / ITT (International Telephone And Telegraph Corporation) Leak #467487

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 30, 1973
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(Studio) Former special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox reveals he may be source of news leak involving ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) investigation. "New York Times" runs story describing conversation between former deputy Attorney General Richard Kleindienst and Cox. Kleindienst confided that President ordered him to stop antitrust action against ITT. White House doesn't deny President ordered Kleindienst to stop action. Before Senator Judiciary Committee, Cox admits relaying Kleindienst's confidence to Senators Philip Hart and Ted Kennedy during friendly conversation. Assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen heard leak last wk. but insists Justice Department not responsible for leak. Senators Kennedy and Hart deny leaking story.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Cox describes events leading to breach in confidence. [Senator Hugh SCOTT - believes innuendos released daily to undermine President] [COX - regrets violating Kleindienst's confidence.]

(White House) Dep. press secretary Gerald Warren insists Cox's admission is evidence of his partisan attitude. Warren accuses press of distorting ITT story.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) As related in "New York Times" story, Kleindienst 1st received call from President' assistant John Ehrlichman and later President White House insists President not out of order with action.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul

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