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Agnew Inquiry #472785

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 26, 1973
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(Studio) Democratic House leadership rejects Vice President Agnew's request for full probe into Maryland kickback allegations. Speaker Carl Albert announces refusal decision. Agnew and White House versions differ with regard to subject of resignation in Agnew, Nixon meeting
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [Representative James O'HARA - believes Vice President wants to save himself from prosecution.] [Representative Jerome WALDIE - says high official has right to trial and conviction if crime committed.] [Representative Morris UDALL - believes Agnew's actions ridiculous.] [Speaker ALBERT - believes Agnew's letter relates to courts; refuses any action at this time.] [Representative Gerald FORD - tends to think Democrats in House don't want to give Agnew fair hearing.]

(Capitol Hill) [AGNEW - denies resignation discussed with President] [REPORTER - questions Agnew with regard to plea bargaining reports] [AGNEW - insists he and his lawyers never initiated plea bargaining.] Agnew's lawyers make no move to stop Baltimore grand jury from hearing evidence against Agnew tomorrow. United States attorney George Beall to tell grand jury evidence against Agnew to be proved; no indictments yet.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(DC) Justice Department calls grand jury investigative; Agnew's arguments unfounded now. Agnew won't be summoned to testify himself.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(White House) President' press secretary Gerald Warren conveys Nixon's noninvolvement tone with regard to Agnew.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Days' dvts. outlined. Grand jury's legal alternatives outlined. Impeachment proceedings defined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul;
Nessen, Ron;
Stern, Carl

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