CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 18, 1974
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(Studio) President' attorney James Saint Clair presents closing defense arguments before House Judiciary Committee and reveals partial transcript of White House tape. White House refused to turn over transcript to committee , despite subpoena earlier in investigation. Saint Clair says transcript clears President of knowledge of Watergate hush money.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Details of March 22, `73, conversation between H.R. Haldeman and President reviewed. [ST. CLAIR - believes evidence clears President of impeachable offense.] Committee members outraged at introduction of new evidence. [Representative Robert DRINAN - doesn't think evidence credible.] [Committee chairperson Peter RODINO - believes many members conclude White House effort underway to keep evidence away from House Judiciary Committee] Representative Robert McClory believes committee to recommend impeachment.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
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