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President / Impeachment / Watergate Transcripts #236016

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 05, 1974
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(Studio) Representative Charles Wiggins and Senator Robert Griffin call for President' resignation. President admits he's lost impeachment battle in House by withholding certain damaging information with regard to Watergate.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(White House) President makes public 3 transcripts of conversations with H.R. Haldeman 6 days after Watergate break in, June 23, 1972. President admits contents of tapes differ from presidential statements made with regard to matter. Personal statement accompanying transcripts reviewed. President doesn't think his actions justify impeachment and removal from office. 2 sources to CBS reveal chief of staff Alexander Haig discusses Senator impeachment trial with Senator James Eastland and things don't look good; White House and Eastland deny statement.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Report follows on variances between tape contents and previous presidential statements.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Exs. of variances outlined.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan

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