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(Studio) Vice President Spiro Agnew requests House make full inquiry into charges in MD kickback scheme; possibly 1st step in impeachment proceedings, Attorney General Elliot Richardson reports Baltimore grand jury to begin hearing evidence this week against Agnew with regard to political kickback allegations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Capitol Hill) Congress leaders meet with Agnew; Speaker of House Carl Albert reads Agnew's request. [Outside, AGNEW - tells reporters message contents self-evident; refuses further comment.] Letter contents outlined.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
(DC) Richardson issues statement confirming he, assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen and United States attorney George Beall met with Agnew's lawyers. Grand jury's probe into Agnew evidence offers 3 options to jury; options outlined.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
(DC) President meets with Agnew. No talk of resignation mentioned. President issues statement, requesting Americans to reserve judgement on Agnew till evidence proved or disproved.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Graham, Fred;
- Morton, Bruce;
- Rather, Dan
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