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House Judiciary Committee / President / Impeachment #233332

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 12, 1974
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(Studio) President draws battle line for confrontation with House Judiciary Committee and its request for White House evidence.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler says President likely to refuse committee 's request for more evidence. Ziegler challenges committee to define impeachable offense before asking for more White House evidence. White House says Judiciary Committee to get same evidence as special prosecutor Leon Jaworski, but Jaworski says not enough evidence was turned over to him.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Vice President Gerald Ford warns against President taking too tough a stance. House Judiciary Committee considers subpoena.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Mbrs. complain White House leaked committee cnsl. John Doar's request for evidence before committee members learned of its contents. Representative Charles Sandman reacts to White House leak. [Representative Jack BROOKS - distrusts White House] [Chairperson Peter RODINO - insists committee 's requests for evidence as specific as possible.] [Representative Jerome WALDIE - thinks White House places barrier between Judiciary Committee and itself. Subpoena highly likely. Impeachment of President could be carried out on obstruction of justice charges.] Representatives Robert McClory and Thomas Railsback say committee has right to any White House evidence it wants.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) White House adviser Bryce Harlow reacts to House Judiciary Committee's request.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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