ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 12, 1974
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(Studio) Senator James Allen intros. resolution supporting Kissinger. Senator Barry Goldwater calls for end to abuse, innuendos, and accusations that led to resignation threat. Senator Hugh Scott says don't risk Mideast peace by searching for headlines.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) House Judiciary Committee cnsl. William Dixon wrote "confidential" memo. listing materials committee has with regard to Kissinger wiretap question. 6 memos. and what they contained listed. Dixon memo. draws no conclusions, just says items exist. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to get to bottom of matter.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) [Representative Charles SANDMAN - says if committee member caused leak, should be suspended from Congress His word is no good and he's no good.] [Representative Edward MEZVINSKY - says leaks raise problem with committee 's credibility. Says he has voted to open hearings.] [President cnsl. Dean BURCH - accuses committee member with shoveling documents out back door. Must conclude chairperson Peter Rodino has lost control of committee ] [RODINO - says committee trying to do responsible job under trying circumstances. Won't be diverted by attacks from those who seek to discredit committee ] Kissinger leaks cause more concern than Nixon leaks.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer