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President / Resignation #31385

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 13, 1974
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(Studio) Leading Democrats believe President should remain in office and allow impeachment process to run its course.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(White House) President meets with Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Caspar Weinberger. [WEINBERGER - says Nixon assures him resignation not considered.] President urges edited transcripts be read before judgement made. Cabinet members urged to support President' viewpoint.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Capitol Hill) Senators Mike Mansfield, Robert Byrd react to resignation issue. [BYRD - warns that resignation isn't best answer to problem.] [Senator Carl CURTIS - thinks law should make final judgement.] [Senator Strom THURMOND - says President should fight to bitter end.] Reason for Democrat opinion outlined.

(Studio) Mayor Richard Lugar of Indianapolis disappointed with President' edited transcripts.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Clark, Bob;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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