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Supreme Court Decision / Impeachment Debates #235453

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 24, 1974
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(Studio) Supreme Court decision contains no authority to pass tapes on to impeachment committee Nevertheless, ruling has impact on House Judiciary Committee members as preparations for impeachment debate begin.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Some Republicans want committee to delay impeachment debate till tapes can be reviewed. [Representative Robert McCLORY thinks committee should wait for tapes.] [Representative Robert DRINAN - believes place for new evidence is in actual trial.] [Representative Charles WIGGINS - thinks debate should be postponed if evidence imminently available.] [Representative Don EDWARDS - thinks enough evidence exists to proceed.] Articles of impeachment to be considered during debate outlined.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Senator must sit in judgement on President if impeachment goes that far.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator reaction to Supreme Court ruling follows. [Senator Barry GOLDWATER thinks President' noncompliance with ruling to have serious effect on impeachment question.] [Senator Sam ERVIN - states decision repudiates President' thoughts with regard to his power.] [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - assumes President will comply.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - says if President fails to comply with order a clear cut impeachable offense has been committed.] Senator filled with clouds of impeachment or resignation.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:04:40

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