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House Judiciary Committee / White House / Impeachment / Subpoena #31501

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 02, 1974
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(Studio) Federal judge John Sirica sets hearing next week on White House motion to quash special prosecutor Leon Jaworski's subpoena. White House chief of staff Alexander Haig refuses comment on matter. House Judiciary Committee sends letter to White House with regard to edited transcripts. Committee thinks President didn't comply with subpoena; White House disagrees and refuses further compliance. Committee makes decision with regard to impeachment proceedings.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Committee chairperson Peter Rodino and Representative Edward Hutchinson react to last night's vote on President' compliance with subpoena. During today's mtg., White House attorney Jean Sullivan takes notes. President' attorney James Saint Clair to be allowed to participate in impeachment hearings. Representative George Danielson intros. motion to keep Saint Clair from objecting to witnesses' testimony during impeachment proceedings; Representative Delbert Latta disagrees; committee rules with Latta. Saint Clair to have right to question witnesses but not crossexamine them. Committee decides to allow radio and television coverage of proceedings and open them to public.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson Artist: Freda Reiter

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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