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Nixon-Cox Controversy / Congress / Impeachment #23440

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 24, 1973
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(Studio) Although President surrenders White House tapes, calm not restored re: tapes issue or special prosecutor's office.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capital Hill) [House Judiciary Committee chairperson Peter RODINO - believes public reaction for impeachment still runs high after White House tapes yielded to courts] Democratic leaders back Rodino in impeachment inquiry.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Capital Hill) Senator Judiciary Committee believes President wrong to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Committee to begin public hearings next week; Cox to be 1st witness. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - thinks Judiciary Committee wise to hear Cox; hopes independent Watergate prosecutor will be named.] [Chairperson Senator Judiciary Committee James EASTLAND - says strong sentiment for independent prosecutor runs through committee ] [Senator Birch BAYH - explains a prosecutor must be named that can't be fired by White House]

(White House) White House seems firm against any Cox replacement, but Senator opinion may alter President' view. Senate leaders urge President to name new prosecutor. Senator Hugh Scott relays sentiments to President' cnsl. Bryce Harlow. [HARLOW - states President could appointed own prosecutor, but if Congress passes legislature giving Congress power to name prosecutor, President probably won't veto bill.] President cancels speech because of Middle E. crisis; news conference to be held Thursday night to explain actions of past few days.
REPORTER: Jerry Landay

Clark, Bob;
Donaldson, Sam;
Landay, Jerry;
Smith, Howard K.

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