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President / Impeachment / Congressional Reaction #478634

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 05, 1974
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(Studio) President admits holding back evidence from House Judiciary Committee, his lawyer, and American public. Some of President' most loyal supporters now call for President' resignation. White House admits vote of impeachment virtually foregone conclusion. President issues transcripts of conversations he had with H.R. Haldeman June 23, 1972; material may further damage his case.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) June 23 conversations contradict earlier presidential statements. President' statement detailed. President still doesn't believe impeachment and removal from office justified.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Transcripts discussed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details of conversations reviewed.

(Studio) Reaction of Congmen. one of shock and dismay
REPORTER: Carl Stern, John Chancellor

(DC) House Judiciary Committee members who staunchly backed President reassess their view. Representative Charles Wiggins thinks President should resign. Representatives Chas. Sandman, Delbert Latta also react. [Representative John ANDERSON - thinks President admitting he had role in Watergate cover-up.] [Representative Barber CONABLE - believes many Republicans feel President misused their loyalty.] Representative John Rhodes finds disclosure shocking.
REPORTER: Ray Scherer

(Studio) President action direct result of last week's Supreme Court order.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl;
Scherer, Ray

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