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House Judiciary Committee / Impeachment Debates #235515

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 29, 1974
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(Studio) Article II of impeachment charges linked with oath of office President took. [On January 20, 1969, NIXON - takes oath of office.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Article II says President violated oath and abused powers of his office. [Associate general cnsl. Garner CLINE - reads article II.] Details of article II outlined. [Representative Charles WIGGINS - says committee must decide if abuse of power actual impeachable offense.] [Representative George DANIELSON - asks if violation of oath of office not an impeachable offense.] [Representative William HUNGATE - sees consistent disregard of law by President] [Representative Edward HUTCHINSON - plans to vote against article of impeachment.] [Representative Robert McCLORY - plans to support article II.] [Representative Charles SANDMAN - questions Democrats' motives for making new set of laws for President] [Representative Lawrence HOGAN - thinks ample material exists linking President directly to impeachable offenses.] Committee members hope to vote on article II tonight and possibly end committee debate tomorrow.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Impeachment debate to resume at 7:30 p.m. EDT; CBS live coverage also resumes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite


(Studio) Top Democrat and Republican leaders in Senate meet to discuss possible impeachment trial.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Rules Committee to review impeachment procedures and report to Senate leaders Senator Mike Mansfield favors television coverage of possible Senator trial.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce;
Walker, Hal

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