NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 15, 1973
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(Studio) Some Republican Senators meeting with President recently say White House blames former Attorney General Elliot Richardson for events leading to firing of special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. White House officially denies rumor.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) 2 Senators insist President blames Richardson for Cox firing. Allegations outlined. [RICHARDSON - charges he never restricted Cox's investigation of Watergate in any way.] Richardson asked if White House trying to blame "Saturday night massacre" on him. [RICHARDSON - admits indications point to White House blaming Richardson for firings and resignations.] Senator Chas. Mathias believes Judiciary Committee should reopen probe of "Saturday night massacre" and possibly call chief of staff General Alexander Haig as witness for White House
REPORTER: Paul Duke