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Kissinger / House / Contempt #237683

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 14, 1975
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(Studio) House Intelligence Committee recommends that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger be cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer 3 subpoenas.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Subpoenas seek: State Department recommendations for covert intelligence activities; National Security Council documents with regard to Forty Committee decisions, and US estimates of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) compliance. President Ford declares executive privilege re: 1st request. Chairperson Otis Pike says other requests met by incomplete documents and false claims of mislaid documents. [PIKE - tired of waiting for information Congress is entitled to.] [Representative Ronald DELLUMS - proposes 3 times motions to cite Kissinger for contempt.] Representatives Robert McClory and David Treen vote no. [KISSINGER - says President directed that documents weren't to be turned over to committee Regrets committee 's action that will raise world questions of what United States is doing to itself.] Contempt motions go to House in December
REPORTER: Neil Strawser

Cronkite, Walter;
Strawser, Neil

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