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House Judiciary Committee / Cox Firing / Leaks #477272

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 19, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee looks into President' firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Some members say former Attorney General Elliot Richardson knew President wanted to oust Cox 10 days before actual firing. White House aide Patrick Buchanan accuses committee and news media of failing to report origin of leaks.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) [BUCHANAN - believes press should seek out source of leaks.] [Chairperson Peter RODINO - knows attempts will be made to thwart committee 's objectives.] [President' attorney James ST. CLAIR - praises chairperson's attempts to stop leaks.] [Representative Charles WIGGINS -` thinks committee should stop attacking President needlessly and White House shouldn't attack committee ] Fervor increases to open hearings to public.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Studio) Senator Mike Mansfield depressed and disturbed by committee 's leaks and delays in investigation.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Goralski, Robert

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