ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 22, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee recs. report on grounds for impeachment from Justice Department
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(White House) White House lawyer James Saint Clair reviews Justice Department study and makes no changes. Saint Clair to write own version, however, outlining President' views. White House opinion on impeachable offenses reviewed.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(Capitol Hill) House Judiciary Committee meets to discuss impeachment probe. Representative Edward Hutchinson objects to television coverage of proceedings and chairperson Peter Rodino honors objection. [HUTCHINSON - doesn't want to turn proceedings into another Watergate hearing.] Special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski furnishes committee with list of evidence obtained from White House [RODINO - expects Wite House to comply with request for evidence promptly.] [Majority cnsl. John DOAR - believes White House could comply with request within day or 2.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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