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House Judiciary Committee / Impeachment #32599

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 31, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee nearly finishes work, passing 3 articles of impeachment and defeating 2. Committee to send report to full House
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) White House spokesperson says President doesn't expect to be impeached by House if it weighs evidence carefully. New White House defense against impeachment brewing. Speech writer Patrick Buchanan suggests that House vote without debate to get matter to Senator for quick action. Spokesperson Gerald Warren says idea not under active consideration. President spends much of day reviewing tapes to be turned over to Judge John Sirica.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(Capitol Hill) [Representative James MANN - says every member of House recognizes responsibility.] [Representative Charles WIGGINS - rejects Buchanan's option. Doesn't believe President' case lost in House] [Representative John BRADEMAS - believes impeachment matter of conscience, not party loyalty.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

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

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