ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 06, 1974
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(Studio) President intends to cooperate with House Judiciary Committee's impeachment probe. White House lawyer James Saint Clair reveals offer during ctroom. appearance before Judge John Sirica.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Saint Clair, John Doar, Albert Jenner and prosecution task force, representing branches of government, meet in ctroom. along with lawyers of 7 men indicted on Watergate charges last week St. Clair reveals President to comply fully with impeachment investigation; grand jury's special report can be turned over to House Judiciary Committee if Judge Sirica so rules. Attorney for John Ehrlichman and H.R. Haldeman, John Wilson, attempts to block special report from going to Judiciary Committee Prosecution attorney Philip Lacovara and Doar agree impeachment probe shouldn't be delayed because of special report [ST. CLAIR - doesn't think impeachment probe should be held up either.] [WILSON - hints at possible appeal if Sirica decides to release special report]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher Artist: Freda Reiter
(DC) Doar and Jenner carry White House's reply to committee 's request for tapes and documents back to committee members Chairperson Peter Rodino refuses comment on matter. [Representative Thomas RAILSBACK - believes President shows spirit of cooperation.] [Representative Jerome WALDIE - views President' offer for cooperation skeptically.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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