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House Judiciary Committee / Cox Firing #31966

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 19, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee reviews firing of special prosecutor Arcbibald Cox by President and ensuing "Saturday night massacre."
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [Representative Charles WIGGINS - believes President fired Cox because executive privilege threatened.] [Representative Robert DRINAN - believes Cox firing just another move in enormous cover-up effort.] Committee looks into various other areas subject to investigation; details given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) [White House aide Patrick BUCHANAN - criticizes House Judiciary Committee leaks; leaks' effects on President reviewed.] Leaks are officially deplored by committee and chairperson Peter Rodino. [White House attorney James ST. CLAIR - believes chairperson doing his best to stop leaks.] [Representative Charles WIGGINS - doesn't think individual evaluation of material heard by committee is considered leak.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Donaldson, Sam;
Geer, Stephen;
Reasoner, Harry

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