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Pardon / Congressional Reaction #236493

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1974
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(Studio) Senator Mike Mansfield says Watergate again before us.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Most congress mail. against pardon. Representative Lowell Weicker calls it "neither equal justice nor leadership" Senator George McGovern calls it Ford's "1st major blunder." Senator Sam Ervin calls it "inexpedient; bad precedent." Most object to guilt or innocence never being decided. [Representative Jerome WALDIE - says ought to call Nixon before Judiciary Committee and hear nature of involvement.] [Representative Peter RODINO - says it won't be done.] [Senator James ABOUREZK - says commission ought to determine facts and preserve evidence.] Senator Hugh Scott says all evidence should be made public. Senator Walter Mondale says Senator should subpoena evidence. Mansfield says Leon Jaworski should continue investigation. [Senator Carl CURTIS - says President Nixon couldn't have gotten fair trial. Pardon saves him from harassment.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Morton, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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