NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) President Bush's nomination of Judge Michael Chertoff to succeed Tom Ridge as Homeland Security Secretary reported.
(Homeland Security Department: Pete Williams) Chertoff profiled; details given of his post-9/11 anti-terror actions and of Senator Hillary Clinton’s previous opposition to Chertoff due to his role in the Whitewater investigation. [BUSH – comments on Chertoff’s understanding of the strategy in the war on terror.] [CHERTOFF – pledges to devote his energy to promoting homeland security & preserving fundamental liberties.] [Homeland security expert Professor Michael GREENBERGER- comments on Chertoff’s lack of police experience.] [CLINTON – says it’s important to have someone who understands the needs of New York.]