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Ford / Confirmation Hearings #23640

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 01, 1973
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(Studio) Confirmation hearings begin for Vice President nomination Gerald Ford.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Ford thoroughly examined. Toughest questions concern exec. privilege and impeachment. [FORD - explains own belief with regard to executive privilege.] [Senator Robert BYRD - asks if concealment of crime justified at any time if invoked by President] [FORD - doesn't foresee such a time.] [BYRD - asks if concealment constitutes obstruction of justice.] [FORD - agrees, although obstruction of justice not always clear set of facts.] [BYRD - asks if any justification exists for disobeying court order.] [FORD - insists no one above law.] [Senator James ALLEN - asks if

Smith, Howard K.

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