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(Studio) Capitol Hill reacts to idea of Nixon [ed. Fords Watergate pardons.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Senator Sam Ervin outraged. [Senator Robert BYRD - says idea injures Ford's credibility.] [ERVIN - says pardons would be repugnant to ideas set forth in Const.] [Senator John TOWER - calls it proper considering Nixon pardon. Feels it's looked at from case-by-case angle.]
REPORTER: Bob Clark
(DC) Speaker House Carl Albert says Nixon pardon already lost Ford prestige and more would bring deeper Congress trouble. [Representative Don EDWARDS - says much of country would be turned off by move.] [Uniden. REP. - says Ford better take long while to consider more pardons.] Judiciary Committee chairperson, Peter Rodino, says Nixon pardon mistake in judgment. Says no evidence of deal between Ford and Nixon.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
- Clark, Bob;
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Smith, Howard K.
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