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Agnew Inquiry / Resignation, Impeachment #230516

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 25, 1973
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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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