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Ford / Nixon Defender #227056

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 07, 1973
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(Studio) Gerald Ford begins 1st day as Vice President
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Ford confers with President and later defends Nixon at news conference [FORD - insists President has no intentions of resigning office.] Thinks no grounds exist for Nixon's impeachment. [FORD - believes President is asset to GOP.] House elects Representative John Rhodes as House minority leader, Ford's old job. [RHODES - thinks Nixon is handicap to Republican party Hopes House Judiciary Committee's impeachment investigation to proceed rapidly and thoroughly.] Many Congmen. believe Nixon to be liability to Republicans More talk of Nixon resignation circulates.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Morton, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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