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Sirica / Grand Jury Report / House Judiciary Committee #30575

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 18, 1974
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(Studio) Judge John Sirica rules secret grand jury report be sent to House Judiciary Committee for its impeachment probe.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Judge Sirica's ruling reviewed; grand jury's secret report explained. [SIRICA - feels confident that Watergate defendants can get unbiased trial.] Defendants' lawyers attempt to block report from House Judiciary Committee
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(DC) Attorney for H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, John Wilson, plans to appeal Sirica's decision. [WILSON - announces Judge Sirica to delay turning over report to give chance for appeal.] Wilson rejects idea that he's appealing by proxy for President
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Capitol Hill) House Judiciary Committee visibly pleased by Judge Sirica's ruling. Representative Robert Drinan says Sirica's decision fair. [Representative Edward HUTCHINSON - thinks committee has right to grand jury report Doesn't think an appeal will hold up committee ] [Chairperson Peter RODINO - insists committee will need more time to complete probe if more delays crop up.] Committee cnsl. John Doar recs. all material for impeachment probe previously turned over to special prosecutor's office.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Geer, Stephen;
Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:05:10

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