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House Judiciary Committee / Impeachment Debates #477964

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 29, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee debates article II of impeachment. Main points of article II reviewed. President' defenders say abuse of power not impeachable offense. Representatives Charles Wiggins, Robert McClory discuss article II.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [WIGGINS - says future Presidents may be impeached if Congress believes they have abused powers, according to article II. Disagrees with article II.] [Representative Robert McCLORY - believes President violated high powers of office.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) McClory and Wiggins respected but end up on opposite sides of fence.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [WIGGINS - favors impeachment of President if President knew about illegalities carried out by subordinates or ordered them himself.] [McCLORY - states President has responsibility to execute laws faithfully.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Committee to continue its impeachment debates into Wednesday probably.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Committee must conclude work by midnight Wednesday Six other articles of impeachment may be considered. McClory drafts article of contempt of Congress
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert

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