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Watergate Case #470046

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 1973
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(Studio) Attorney General Kleindienst resigns because of close assns. with people who may have broken law. H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, Nixon's closest aides, resign. President attorney John Dean is fired. Dean is implicated in Watergate cover-up, and he has implicated Ehrlichman and Haldeman. Defense Secretary Elliot Richardson has been appointed acting Attorney General Leonard Garment of White House will take place John Dean.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Press Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says Nixon respects and appreciates attitude that led aides to do what they did. Resignations should not be viewed as admissions of guilt.] President may have difficulty in finding good men to replace Haldeman and Ehrlichman. White House work is at standstill. White House structure may be remodeled so as to provide greater access to President Nixon will address nation tonight on Watergate case at 9 EST.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Haldeman and Ehrlichman say they will cooperate fully with Watergate investigations. Nixon has given Richardson job of changing laws so as to prevent future campaign abuses.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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