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President / Impounded Funds / Laird Resigns #468254

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 19, 1973
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(Studio) At White House today President to release some impounded funds; White House cnsl. Melvin Laird to resign next month
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) [LAIRD - believes Congress should vote on impeachment resolution before March 15. Domestic, foreign policy upset by Congress's refusal to get on with investigation. Doesn't think vote will be negative.] President conts. own counteroffensive by releasing $1.1 billion in impounded funds for HEW.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Chairperson of House Judiciary Committee, Peter Rodino, hopes impeachment investigation will be complete by April. Special cnsl. for committee to be John Soar.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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