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President / Resignation Fever #236050

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 07, 1974
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(Studio) Capitol Hill seized by resignation fever.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(White House) President reconsiders next move. No. of President' own aides expect resignation; however, William Timmons, Rose Mary Woods, Steven Bull deny resignation imminent. "Providence", (Rhode Island) "Bulletin" and "Phoenix" (Arizona) "Gazette" report President' imminent resignation. Chief of staff Alexander Haig and Ron Ziegler meet with President before President meets with Republican cong. leaders Senators Hugh Scott, Barry Goldwater and Representative John Rhodes. Allegedly, draft of resolution presented granting President immunity from civil and criminal prosecution if he resigns. [GOLDWATER - denies immunity discussed. Says 3 men met with President to discuss mood of Congress] [SCOTT - says situation gloomy on Capitol Hill. Any decision by President to be made in national interest.] Secretary of State Henry Kissinger enters White House before nightfall.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan

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