ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 12, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee questions assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen. White House provides assessment of President' standing in impeachment vote in committee
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) [Representative Robert McCLORY - defs. Petersen's report to President re: investigation.] Petersen acted as 1st prosecutor in Watergate case and kept President informed of all investigations. President' intentions re: Petersen's reports are real issue. [Representative David DENNIS - says favorable and unfavorable implications exist with regard to Petersen reports] [Representative John SEIBERLING - calls testimony dynamite.] Chairperson Peter Rodino announces live cameras won't be permitted during final debate of impeachment question.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(White House) White House spokesperson says President agrees with attorney with regard to outcome of impeachment vote in committee [Press Secretary Ron ZIEGLER - says he won't be surprised personally if committee votes out bill of impeachment.] President greets touring acrobats from People's Republican of China. Chairperson Mao's chief DC diplomat present at ceremonies, as well as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. White House attempting to focus on problems of economy rather than impeachment. President leaves for California vacation; economy to occupy much of his time.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
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