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President Properties / Probe #472402

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 06, 1973
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(Studio) Govt. finally releases figures on costs for San Clemente, Key Biscayne and other homes used personally by President $10 million spent. Almost $6 million spent secretly on security, administration, communications. 1st figures released by government drastically lower.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) According to government money used secretly due to security cautions. Govt. decides to release figures to satisfy pressure from public and reporters Breakdown of money spent on Nixon properties given. [Asst Admin. Arthur SAMPSON - concludes that work on Nixon properties didn't improve grounds. Security is main concern. Work completed necessary for President' protection.] General Services Administration administration Sampson didn't explain security reasons behind swimming pool cleaner, decorative pillows and lush garden upkeep.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Studio) White House says report to be issued soon on purchases of President homes.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron

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