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    JOHN ERLICHMAN, SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT SPEAKING. SAYS THAT PRESIDENTIAL INVOLVEMENT IS ENTIRELY DISCRETIONARY IN VIEW?

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    N.B. IGNORE INTRO BY PRESS OFFICER JERRY FRIEDHEIM... ADDS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

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    Background: JOHN ERLICHMAN, SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT SPEAKING. SAYS THAT PRESIDENTIAL INVOLVEMENT IS ENTIRELY DISCRETIONARY IN VIEW OF FACT THAT SENTENCE WAS NOT SENTENCE OF DEATH. CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE PROVIDES THAT FINAL DECISION BE MADE BY SERVICE SECRETARY CAVY AIR FORCE MARINES OR ARMY SEC'6XSEC'YSD. AND ONLY CASE WHOLE PRESIDENT WOULD BECOME INVOLVED WOULD BE SENTENCE OF DEATH OR IN COURT MARTIAL SENTENCES OF FLAG OFFICER...FLAG RANK OFFICER-BECAUSE OF WHOLE COMBINATION OF FACTORS, THE PRESIDENT HAS DETERMINED HE WILL PERSONALLY REVIEW CASE AND MAKE ULTIMATE DECISION, HAS RIGHT TO DO THIS AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF WHICH ALSO MAKES HIM AUTOMATICALLY THE CHIEF CONVENING OFFICER OF A COURT MARTIAL WITH THE RIGHT TO CONVENE SUCH A COURT MARTIAL, AND TO STEP IN (A CASE) AS CONVENING OFFICER, THE PRESIDENT FEELS THAT THIS CASE NEEDS SUCH A (PRESIDENTIAL REVIEW).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5GXR75AE2XJA9P98ZS5UBHFJH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GXR75AE2XJA9P98ZS5UBHFJH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
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    N/A

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