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House Judiciary Committee / Impeachment Debates #32518

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 26, 1974
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(Studio) Committee Republicans on House Judiciary Committee attempt to delay impeachment debates, but effort fails. Committee refines impeachment articles.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) [Associate general cnsl. Garner J. CLINE - reads articles of impeachment.] Article I involves Watergate cover-up; details outlined. [Representative Edward HUTCHINSON - says charges against President general; no specifics incld. in article I.] [Representative Charles WIGGINS - wants specificity re: charges.] [Representative Paul SARBANES - attempts to be specific.] [Representative Chas. SANDMAN - states President entitled to know specifics of charges.] [SARBANES - says President' cnsl. aware of material presented to committee ] [Representative David DENNIS - states lack of specificity unconst. and unfair.] [Representative James MANN - says many statements loose; President must know the charges against him.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) White House unlikely to turn over tapes to House Judiciary Committee even if debates delayed.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(White House) Court, not Congress, to get tapes under Supreme Court rulings. White House says Congress shouldn't delay impeachment debate, hoping for new evidence. President conducts business as usual today. President meets with new W. German foreign minister accompanied by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

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

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