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Ford / Nixon Meeting / Press Conference / Rhodes / Minority Leader #24408

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 07, 1973
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(Studio) Gerald Ford begins 1st day as Vice President
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Ford meets with Nixon to determine his exact duties. Ford's duties outlined. [FORD - assures press Nixon won't resign. No evidence exists to justify Nixon's impeachment.] Ford questioned about Nixon's usefulness to GOP. [FORD - insists Nixon an asset.]

(Capitol Hill) Representative John Rhodes succeeds Ford as House minority leader [RHODES - refuses to comment on impeachment resolution. Thinks House Judiciary Committee's investigation into President' impeachment needed.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Clark, Bob;
Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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