CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 31, 1974
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(Studio) White House strategy with regard to impeachment to change.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(White House) President and top staff spend hrs. in high level strategy sessions. Some House Republicans suggest President appear before full House to answer questions to help break impeachment momentum. Another possibility is to bypass debate and roll call vote in House to assure quick Senator trial. Aide Patrick Buchanan states President keeping option open. Dep. press secretary Gerald Warren refuses to be too confident with regard to impeachment vote in House
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Studio) Bypassing House debate scoffed at by Nixon friends and foes.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) House Judiciary Committee room empty except for technicians dismantling TV scaffolds. Congmen. react negatively to bypassing House debate and vote. [Representative John BRADEMAS - believes President acting in desperation if he goes through with strategy.) [Representative Charles WIGGINS - finds possibility of bypassing House repugnant.] [Representative James MANN - believes every House mbr. realizes his responsibility.] [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - suggests President go before both bodies of Congress to answer questions.] House Republican leader John Rhodes urges impeachment debate on House floor be televised.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
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