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Grand Jury Report / Sirica / House Judiciary Committee #233423

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 18, 1974
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(Studio) Judge John Sirica orders grand jury's secret report involving Nixon be turned over to House impeachment committee
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Watergate defendants object to report being turned over to House Judiciary Committee although Watergate defendants referred to only in passing in grand jury report John Ehrlichman's and H.R. Haldeman's attorney, John Wilson, to appeal Judge Sirica's decision. [WILSON - plans to appeal case; Sirica agrees to stay his decision for 2 days.] [Reporter Connie CHUNG - asks Wilson if he intends to confer with White House attys. or President before filing appeal.] [WILSON - insists he won't.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) House Judiciary Committee pleased over Judge Sirica's ruling.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Committee chairperson Peter RODINO - thinks Judge Sirica made right decision.] [Representative Edward HUTCHINSON - states grand jury report intended for impeachment committee ] [RODINO - states more time will be needed to conclude investigation if delays persist.] Committee cnsl. John Doar meets with White House attorney James Saint Clair to discuss evidence requested by committee [DOAR - insists committee not engaged in fishing expedition.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred;
Morton, Bruce

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