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House Judiciary Committee / Impeachment Hearings #234652

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 31, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee decides to continue hearings behind closed doors and withhold evidence already heard by committee for now.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Representatives Jerome Waldie, Robert McClory, Tom Railsback, Peter Rodino discuss releasing White House tapes publicly. Representatives Edward Mezvinsky and David Dennis discuss witnesses, but no decision made. Rodino says hearings may be closed to public till final debate ready. Hearings to resume; ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) and milk fund are topics for hearings.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Time important in impeachment decision.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) House Judiciary Committee not running on schedule; impeachment timetable delayed. Senator trial could be delayed till October if House votes impeachment. [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - discusses problems House and Senator will encounter if hearings delayed and Senator can't finish trial before next year] [Senator Robert BYRD - thinks new Senators entering Congress can take on responsibility of impeachment trial if impeachment timetable delayed till next year]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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