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Ford News Conference / Nixon / Miller #478542

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 28, 1974
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(Studio) President Ford holds 1st news conference Says holding open option of granting Richard Nixon pardon. Feels Nixon suffered enough, but special prosecutor obligated to take action as he sees fit.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [FORD - talks of option with regard to Nixon and Jaworski's obligations.]

(Studio) Ford comments interesting to Nixon, his attorney, and Leon Jaworski.
REPORTER: No reporter given John Chancellor

(DC) Ford comments increases chance Nixon to be prosecuted, but decrs. chances he'll go to jail. Ford implies he'll be lenient if judge is not, Nixon hires attorney Herbert Miller. [MILLER - doesn't want to speak re: matters,] Richard Kleindienst was his previous client.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

Chancellor, John;
Rowan, Ford

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