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Ford / Nixon Address / Subpoena / House Judiciary Committee Reaction #31206

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 29, 1974
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(Studio) Vice President Gerald Ford discusses subpoena in advance of President' speech.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Ford tries to drum up support for President [FORD - supports compromise plan between House Judiciary Committee and White House] Earlier in TV interview, Ford questioned if obscene or anti-Semitic language on tapes may have caused delay in delivering evidence to Judiciary Committee [FORD - admits four letter words probably sprinkled through tapes, but allegation of anti-Semitic language unfounded.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman (NPACT videotape)

(Capitol Hill) Committee chairperson Peter Rodino insists committee to accept nothing less than tapes, not even verified, edited transcripts. [Representative Robert McCLORY - thinks any compromise, allowing Rodino and Edward Hutchinson to verify edited transcripts, would be justified.] [Representative William COHEN - says most committee members believe committee should be allowed to hear most important tapes.] [Representative Robert DRINAN - states Hutchinson and Rodino need legal help in listening to White House tapes; reasons given. Thinks technical verification of tapes also needed.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill

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