U.S. President Nixon addresses U.S. citizens on the Watergate scandal in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1973, April 30 Duration:4 min 45 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. President Richard Nixon's speech on the Watergate scandal in Washington, DC. The President states that some people will find that the Watergate scandal demonstrates the bankruptcy of American political system, but this is not true. He states that the Watergate issue represents a series of illegal acts and their judgment by people, a system which will bring the guilty to justice and it includes a grand jury, honest prosecutors, courageous Judge John J. Sirica and vigorous free press. The President sates that it is essential to have faith in American judicial system and they should not be distracted to that extent where the vital works get neglected. He states that he will give his complete attention to his office duties irrespective of the case situation. The President expresses his faith in Attorney General Elliot Richardson responsibilities. He mentions about his meeting with the Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt which is scheduled the next day. He states that they are preparing for the Soviet American Summit meeting. He talks about the negotiation for mutual and balanced reduction of their forces in Europe in order to reduce the defense budget. U.S. and Soviet negotiators will work on limiting the nuclear arms so as to reduce the danger of nuclear wars. He states that a lot of work has to be done: to maintain peace in southeast Asia, to ensure prosperity, jobs, better life and to control inflation.
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