NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 25, 1973
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(Studio) Vice President Spiro Agnew requests House conduct full probe into allegations involving Agnew in Maryland kickback investigation. Attorney General Elliot Richardson announces Baltimore grand jury to begin hearing evidence against Agnew Thursday President and Agnew meet to discuss alternatives. President also meets with assistant Attorney General and Richardson to go over Agnew inquiry.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Agnew delivers letter to Speaker of House requesting full investigation. Letter contents outlined. No decision from House yet.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen
(DC) Moments before Agnew's request, Richardson reports grand jury to hear evidence against Agnew. No indictment to come from grand jury. Evidence may be sent to House to begin impeachment proceedings. Richardson admits mtg. with Vice President's lawyers; negotiations collapse.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen
(White House) President issues statement urging all Americans to reserve judgement on Agnew till evidence proved or disproved.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Legal reasons outlined behind Vice President's lawyers' decision for House proceedings in Agnew inquiry.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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