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Watergate / Nixon Statement #470384

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 22, 1973
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(Studio) President Nixon issues 2 statements, explaining what he did and did not do about Watergate and cover-up attempt. Admits cover-up by persons going beyond his directions. Denies knowledge of these. Was told CIA may have been involved. Told M.R. Haldeman and John Erlichman to insure investigation did not expose unrelated CIA operation and separate White House investigation unit. Memos indicate Haldeman sought to get FBI investigation limited
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) President Nixon says after Pentagon Papers published, special investigating unit set up in White House After Watergate, was advised possibly CIA involved. Feared foul-up of Watergate investigation and work of special White House unit. Other aspects Nixon statement noted.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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