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House Judiciary Committee / Impeachment Probe #31710

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 30, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee votes to issue new subpoena to President and sends letter warning Nixon of grave consequences if he refuses to comply.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Representatives Tom Railsback, John Conyers, and Jerome Waldie suggest actions House Judiciary Committee should take against President since he refuses to supply additional evidence. Representative Walter Flowers suggests tough letter be sent; committee members agree. Contents of letter detailed. [Representative Peter RODINO - says President' failure to release evidence could mean President hiding something.] [Representative Tom RAILSBACK - explains reason for letter.] [Representative Barbara JORDAN - says committee probably will make noncompliance a bill for impeachment.] Committee votes not to open hearings to public.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) White House response to committee 's actions follows.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) [President' attorney James ST. CLAIR - criticizes committee 's adverse inferences in letter; details given.] Questioned if President to abide by Senator impeachment judgment. [ST. CLAIR - doesn't think Senator will ever impeach President] Nixon refuses to surrender evidence needed in Ellsberg case for Charles Colson's and John Ehrlichman's defense
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Donaldson, Sam;
Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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