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House Judiciary Committee Subpoenaed Tapes / President #476797

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 22, 1974
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(Studio) President refuses to comply with committee 's latest request for tapes.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) President sends letter to committee ' chairperson Peter Rodino refusing compliance; details of letter outlined. [President' attorney James ST. CLAIR defends President decision.] Congress could cite President for contempt, but charge not impeachable offense.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) House Judiciary Committee may continue to subpoena material and add each rejection to list of potential impeachment offenses. Vice President Gerald Ford hopes White House and special prosecutor can work out some agreement re: subpoena for 64 tapes.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) Mbrs. of House Judiciary Committee react to President' letter. Representatives Robert McClory and Tom Railsback discuss tape denial by President Committee chairperson Peter Rodino determined to stay out of court
REPORTER: Ray Scherer

(Studio) President challenges strong congress sentiments. House votes unanimously to set up impeachment inquiry. House Judiciary Committee's votes for subpoena very lopsided.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Scherer, Ray
Duration:
00:05:40

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