ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 22, 1973
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(Studio) Congress to seriously consider impeachment proceedings against President Nixon. Over wkend., Nixon fires special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox along with deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus, and Attorney Gene Elliot Richardson resigns.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Capitol Hill) Representative Jerome Waldie to introduction impeachment resolution in House tomorrow. Resolution outlined. [At news conf., WALDIE - says Press gambles with Congress over impeachment. Americans outraged. House Judiciary Committee should hold off confirmation hearings for Vice President designate Gerald Ford.] [Representative Paul McCLOSKEY - composes own impeachment resolution but expresses concern over Congress vote. Congress should react to public demand re: impeachment.] Demonstrators for impeachment march on Capitol.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
(Capitol Hill) Senator moves toward intense probe with regard to Nixon's firing Cox, rather than immediate impeachment talk. Senator Judiciary Committee probably to hold public hearings. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - explains Cox may have been too close to White House in Watergate investigation, resulting in Nixon's firing Cox.]
REPORTER: Bob Clark
(Studio) President leaves Washington, DC for Camp David, MD.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(White House) Nixon lawyers prepare summary from controversial White House tapes. Senator John Stennis to hear tape summary possibly this week [President cnsl. Anne ARMSTRONG - believes American people and Congress to be placated by tapes' summary; talk of impeachment to die down.] President works on speech to explain actions to Americans
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
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