ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 07, 1974
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(Studio) Const. states President' removed from office by impeachment may still be tried for crimes committed while in office.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) [Senator Jacob JAVITS - doesn't think it's equal justice if President recs. immunity from criminal prosecution if he resigns,] [Senator Lowell WEICKER - doesn't think immunity proper.] [Senator Edward BROOKE - believes removal from office enough punishment.] Brooke to work for necessary congress vote to pass amnesty legislature [Attorney General William SAXBE - unaware of any plea bargaining going on with regard to President' resignation.]
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow
(DC) Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski admits amnesty problem very tricky. President' attorney James Saint Clair forced to deliver last of 64 taped conversations ordered by Supreme Court Saint Clair discusses gaps, missing tapes, etc. with Judge John Sirica. [ST. CLAIR - states President hasn't discussed resignation with him.] Mbr. of President' legal team confides that preparation of impeachment defense at virtual standstill.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher Artist: Freda Reiter
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