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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - July 14, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaGood morning it s saturday july daily 10s sunday 15 presidential counsel Moore insists Nixon innocent Washington _ House lawyer Richard a. Moore insisted Friday that president Nixon knew nothing of official entanglement in watergate despite Early published disclosures about the Case. He said the president relied on Fri and grand jury investigations. The fact is that the presi Dent was operating with the knowledge before Moore said in a machine gun interrogation by sen. Sam .1. Krvin or. . Chairman of he Senate watergate committee. He had no intimation it is my firm conviction hat would have triggered a clue that a cover up was going Moore said. Moore old the hearing he believes Nixon found Oul about involvements and cover up in he Case on March 21. 1373. And he admitted thai he. Too. Did t confide his suspicions to the resident because lie had no Concrete facts. I thought this thing was coming to a Moore said. Hut i did not feel i had any thing except hearsay and gos sip and Rumor hut 1 was sure beginning to that was late february or Early March. Moore said weeks before John w. Dean Iii warned Nixon about the can cer on the presidency on March 21. Dean was fired on april 30. Ervin perhaps us senator on the committee most anxious to receive testimony from Nixon asked Moore Don t you agree with me thai of All the inhabitants of this Earth the one Best qualified to testify on the knowledge the president had of this affair be tween june 17. 1972. And March 21. 1973. Is president i would agree Voith said Moore a special counsel to Nixon. June 17 was he Date five men were arrested inside democratic parly Headquarters in the watergate office building. Meanwhile the roiling Dis Pute Between the Senate com Mittee and Nixon Over Supply ing documents appeared to be building to a showdown. Ervin said the committee will Issue subpoenas if the while House does t cooperate. Pc Cip Laling a clash Between to branches of government whose duties Are separated by he Constitution. The 76-year-old senator said he still Hopes to meet with Nix on on the Mailer next week de Spile the pics Ideal s hospitalization for viral pneumonia. He indicated such illness is nol considered critical. Ervin questioned Murre about his statement that Nixon probably did not know about the cover up until March 21. That is purely a conjecture on your part in t he asked. said Moore he Lold me he did not sir and i have no evidence to the before Krvin started his question. Sen. Edward .1. Nev. A Fla. Had characterized Moore As the Only witness with no a to and really no other witness we arc going to have has Testi Mony More important than Moore who said he often gave Dean fatherly advice was asked to comment on Dean s testimony that on March 13 Nixon had discussed clemency offers and hush Money with Dean. Moore said if that had happened he believes Dean would have confided that to him. Indeed he said a week later Dean said he had nol Lold he president inv of i desc dogged president continues working Washington api pres ident Nixon intends to carry on the essential work of his of fice while in the Hospital with pneumonia the while House said Friday. Press Secretary Konako i e g 1 c r said Nixon was champing Al the bit to keep working while doctors sought to Cut Down his schedule to less than a Quarter of Normal presidential activity. Doctors said they expected inc president who was admit Ted thursday to remain Al Bethesda naval medial Center from seven to 10 Days. Visitors were being kept loan absolute minimum. At a briefing Friday morning they said Nixon was Riding a temperature of from.101 to 102 degrees and was attended by four doctors lie received an analgesic injection so he could gel some sleep after a restless first night at the Hospital they said. While House physician or. Waller touch said Lii Al All of the doctors on the Case agree thai aside from the viral pneumonia the president had no other illness or complication. However. Tkach said a viral illness is somewhat divas explaining that it is de artery disease or heart . Bili lating and weakens the it was patient and therefore he would Nixon was receiving anti int esl Imale another week to 10 Days of a consulting physician. Or. Sol Kalz

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