NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 11, 1974
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(Salzburg, Austria) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger calls news conference and threatens to resign. Says innuendos and newspaper reports based on leaked documents raise questions about his credibility.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Salzburg, Austria) Stories involved wiretaps set up by administration due to security leaks and his role in it. Kissinger says he'd always told truth about wiretaps and fairness requires exoneration. Emphasizes he hasn't perjured self. [KISSINGER - says outrageous to say wiretaps involved descriptions of extramarital affairs or pornographic descriptions. Idea of staff recing. such material is indicative of poisonous atmosphere of public discussions. Now possible for cmtes. to leak document without benefit of explanation. Officials may submit private papers, but unnamed sources can attack their honor. Can only heal division in United States if honor not the issue and if public has confidence in me. Can't conduct foreign affairs if credibility of Secretary of State at issue. Cites editorials attacking him.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor (narrates)
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