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House Judiciary Committee / Impeachment Debate #235492

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 26, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee puts specific charges of impeachment into final form.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) [Chairperson Peter RODINO - calls meeting to order to consider articles of impeachment.] [Associate general cnsl. Garner J. CLINE - reads articles of impeachment.] Representative Paul Sarbanes offers amendment to article of impeachment. Article I outlined. President' defenders charge 9 counts of article I too vague; specificity needed. [Representative Charles WIGGINS - calls for specifics of charge.] [Representative Charles SANDMAN - thinks Congress should also know specifics of case.] [Representative David DENNIS - says lack of specificity unfair and unconst.] [Representative William HUNGATE - accuses members of piling inference upon inference.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Vote in committee rejects 10-day delay in debates to give President chance to turn over more White House tapes to committee White House spokesperson Gerald Warren indirectly concedes President expects to lose impeachment vote in committee , but he's confident of winning in full House President not watching impeachment debate, according to aides. CBS to carry special report on impeachment debates at 11:30 p.m. EDT.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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