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Hogan / House Judiciary Committee / Impeachment #32468

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 23, 1974
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(Studio) Representative Lawrence Hogan, former staunch supporter of President, announces decision to vote for impeachment.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [HOGAN - believes evidence warrants impeachment; details of evidence given.] Hogan running for Governor of Maryland; pol motivation of impeachment announcement considered. Hogan's decision hurts President' chances in committee Committee begins impeachment debate at 7:30 p.m. EDT; ABC to carry proceedings live.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(White House) [President' cnsl. Dean BURCH - states Hogan's political ambitions caused him to speak out for impeachment.] White House offers rebuttal to Hogan's statement. [BURCH - doesn't think Hogan should use position on committee to gain name recognition.]
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Studio) White House plans last minute countermeasures against Judiciary Committee's impeachment vote.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(San Clemente, California) White House serves notice on Congress It feels justified to use power and influence of presidency against any Congman. voting for impeachment. Press spokesperson Ron Ziegler reacts to impeachment vote. [ZIEGLER - says facts must be judged by Americans and their representatives in Congress; doesn't believe full House will vote impeachment.]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) House Republican leader John Rhodes quoted as saying enough votes available in House to vote impeachment. Rhodes' office denies statement.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Jarriel, Tom;
Kaplow, Herbert;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:05:40

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