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House Judiciary Committee / Impeachment Debates / President' Reaction #32581

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 30, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee votes to make President' refusal to comply with committee 's subpoena for tapes an impeachable offense.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Article III discussed and explained. [Associate general cnsl. Garner CLINE - reads article III.] Representative Robert McClory offers articles to committee [McCLORY - says President hasn't cooperated with House Judiciary Committee's investigation.] [Representative Tom RAILSBACK - believes remaining articles of impeachment to result in political overkill.] Roll call vote for article III shown. Committee debates articles on secret bombing in Cambodia and on President' income taxes. Committee has passed 3 articles of impeachment for full House to consider.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Report follows on President' day and his reaction to article III.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(White House) President still confident full House won't vote impeachment. For much of day, President reviews tapes and transcripts ordered by Supreme Court to be turned over to special prosecutor. Judge John Sirica to review tapes 1st. Treasury Secretary William Simon later meets with President to discuss his Mid. E. trip. [SIMON - says President in positive frame of mind.] Last night, President, Mrs. Nixon and daughter Julie ate aboard yacht Sequoia.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

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Bell, Steve;
Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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