NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 14, 1973
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(Studio) White House attorney John Dean rejects Senator Judiciary Committee invitation to testify at confirmation hearings for L. Pat. Gray as FBI chief. Says will answer questions in writing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Democrats reject Dean offer. Threaten to delay or kill Gray nomination [Senator Robert BYRD - says Nixon use of doctrine of executive privilege arrogant. Senator should refuse Gray confirmation.] [Senator Edward GURNEY - says Senator conducting fishing expedition.] Nixon may give in as did in ITT investigation when White House aide Peter Flanigan finally allowed to testify and save nomination Richard Kleindienst as Attorney General
REPORTER: Paul Duke
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