Richard Nixon: 'I'm Not a Crook'

President says he never illegally benefitted from public service in this 1973 news conference.
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In the next eight years. I made. A lot of money. I made 250000. Dollar from book and the serial writes which many if you were good enough to purchase also. In the practice of law and I'm not claiming it was worth it but apparently former vice presidents or presidents are worth a great deal -- law firms and I -- -- pretty hard. But it also elementary. I earn between -- 10250000. Dollars every year. So that when I in 1960. He -- it become a candidate for president I decided to clean the Dex and put everything and realistic. I sold all my stock for 300000 dollars -- -- I sold my apartment New York for 300000 dollars I'm using rough figures here. And I had a 100000 dollars coming to me from the -- for and so that's where the money came from. Let me just say this. I want to say this to the television audience I've made my mistakes. And all of my years of public life. I have never profited. Never profited from public service I've earned every cent. And -- all of my years of public life. I have never obstructed justice. And I think to that I could say that in my years of public life. That I welcome this kind of examination because people have got to know whether or not their presidents -- Kruup. Well I'm not a -- I you've burned everything I've got.

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