NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 17, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon makes dramatic and unexpected announcements with regard to Watergate case.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(DC) [NIXON - says for weeks Senators Ervin and Baker have been negotiating with White House representatives John Ehrlichman and Leonard Garment with regard to terms under which White House aides would testify about Watergate to Senator's investigating committee Agreement reached which provides White House aides will testify to committee under oath and in open session. New investigation conducted by Nixon and Justice Department with regard to Watergate. After reviewing facts of case with Justice Department official Henry Petersen is clear that truth of what happened must be further pursued. Any White House officials indicted in case will be suspended; if convicted they would be discharged.] Nixon's second investigation of Watergate case began about same time as James McCord made allegations several high administration officials involved in bugging.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
(White House) Nixon apparently now feels his earlier statement (that John Dean's investigation of case satisfied him that no White House officials involved in bugging) must be rescinded. Nixon's statement today made after heavy pressure from Republicans to break silence on incident.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
(Studio) Senator Lowell Weicker praises Nixon's new moves on Watergate case.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
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