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Morton / Contempt Citation #34743

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 11, 1975
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(Studio) House subcommittee recommends Commerce Secretary Rogers Morton be cited for contempt of Congress
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Acting on Attorney General's advice, Morton refuses to reveal list of American firms that were asked to or agreed to participate in Arab boycott of Israel. [Representative John MOSS - asks Morton if he still refuses to produce documents.] [MORTON - says yes.] [MOSS - says Morton committed contempt of Congress Reads resolution saying so.] Full committee and full House must vote before Morton cited. Subcommittee votes 10-5 for contempt charge along party lines. [MORTON - says made judgment based on Attorney General's legal advice. Hasn't talked to White House]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Gibson, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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