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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 11, 1976
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(Studio) Ex-pres. Richard Nixon makes public his written answers to Senate Intelligence Committee's questions. Says certain government actions which are lawful when taken by the sovereign are unlawful if undertaken by private citizens.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Many questions answered by Nixon indicated he didn't recall the specific answer. Nixon recalls J. Edgar Hoover telling him that five prior administrations used illegal wiretaps and breakins. Quote from Nixon cited. [Chairperson Intelligence Committee Frank CHURCH - says President not sovereign; he's subject to laws. Nixon's document is pernicious, dangerous and alien to traditions upon which United States founded.] Nixon says Senate investigations hurt FBI and CIA's capabilities. He endorsed President Ford's program to reorg. intelligence.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Rowan, Ford
Duration:
00:02:20

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