NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 06, 1973
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(Studio) L. Pat. Gray withdraws his nomination as FBI chief. President Nixon begins looking for new candidates. Henry Petersen, head criminal division Justice Department; Matt Byrne, judge hearing Pentagon Papers case; and William Sullivan, deputy to J. Edgar Hoover, being considered as new noms. for position.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Congress introduces bills to make FBI more independent. [Senator Robert BYRD - says Senator feels it should take measures to keep FBI from becoming pol. arm of White House] [Senator Henry JACKSON - says Congress afraid of FBI becoming political. Wants FBI's integrity restored.] Senator Mansfield says Gray's only faults candor and loyalty.
REPORTER: Paul Duke