NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 04, 2009
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's sudden withdrawal of his name to be the Secretary of Commerce nominee due to a corruption investigation featured; details given about the governor's dealings with a firm in New Mexico; statements from Richardson and President-elect Barack Obama quoted. [Earlier, OBAMA - nominates Richardson.] [Earlier, RICHARDSON - accepts.] [NBC News political analyst Charlie COOK- says they don't want any clouds over anyone after the mess with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.] What was likely going on behind the scenes with the Richardson decision discussed.
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