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Agnew Inquiry / Vice President Office #230536

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 26, 1973
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(Studio) House Democratic leadership rejects Vice President Agnew's request for full investigation by House in Maryland kickback allegations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Speaker Carl Albert meets with other House leaders to decide matter. [ALBERT - states no action to be taken by House on request; matter lies with courts] [Representative James O'HARA - believes Agnew's request stems from hopes to avoid prosecution.] [Representative Gerald FORD - thinks House must hear Agnew's plea and abide by it to do justice.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Capitol Hill) Agnew meets with Republican Senators after getting word from House [AGNEW - refuses comment now. Proposes press conference in near future.] [REPORTER - asks about resignation possibilities.] [AGNEW - insists he hasn't thought of resignation.] [REPORTER - questions Agnew with regard to plea bargaining.] [AGNEW states he and his attys. have never initiated plea bargaining.)
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(White House) President press secretary Gerald Warren says President and Vice President discussed resignation in mtgs., but not in any detail. White House aide outlines 3 major concerns of President
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Baltimore, Maryland) Agnew lawyers make no move to delay grand jury hearing evidence against Agnew beginning tomorrow. If any delay occurs', prosecutors to worry. Agnew's bribery and kickback charges may be probed only 3 more mos. before limit for such probe ends.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) 2 Republican Congmen. introduce resolution to force House speaker Albert to appointed committee to probe Agnew. John Anderson calls action protest against House leadership decision. If Congress must approve another Vice President, President may be forced to name caretaker Vice President Reasons outlined. John Connally discusses system.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) [CONNALLY - says he's appalled by caretaker proposal.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert;
Serafin, Barry

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