• Short Summary

    White House Counsellor Melvin Laird announced his resignation as President Nixon's Chief Adviser on Domestic Affairs on Wednesday (19 December).

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    White House Counsellor Melvin Laird announced his resignation as President Nixon's Chief Adviser on Domestic Affairs on Wednesday (19 December).

    Mr. Laird, a former Defence Secretary told newsmen that Mr. Nixon was making some progress in restoring his leadership and that he personally did not feel he was leaving a sinking ship. But he said the time had come for a vote on whether President Nixon was to be impeached or not. All the information was available to Congress and they should pass judgement within the next 60 days, he added.

    Mr. Laird wanted to leave on January 1, but was persuaded by the President to stay for another month until work had been completed on Mr. Nixon's State of the Union message to Congress and on the Budget.

    Mr. Laird told reporters he would become senior counsellor for National and International Affairs for "Reader's Digest" magazine and would travel a great deal throughout the world.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA17R8YIBI8UGKD6URR48VTGUBZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA17R8YIBI8UGKD6URR48VTGUBZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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