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President / Amnesty #478697

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 08, 1974
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(Studio) United States Senator intros. resolution granting immunity to President for criminal and civil prosecution. Senator Edward Brooke, bill's proponent, won't vote for immunity unless President makes full confession of Watergate involvement.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [Senator Mike MANSFIELD - thinks immunity infringes on const. process.] [Senator Robert BYRD - says amnesty would set very bad precedent.] [Senator Frank MOSS - thinks impeachment trial should proceed if President conts. to proclaim his innocence during resignation speech.] [Senator Howard CANNON - doesn't think he has to make admission of guilt before recing. immunity. [Senator Edward BROOKE - wants full confession of President' involvement in Watergate.] Senators Howard Baker and John Tower warn of danger if President treated too harshly.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) Senator Sam Ervin opposes immunity resolution. Mixed feelings exist in House with regard to immunity resolution.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) President tone of resignation speech to determine House mbrs.' attitude with regard to amnesty. [House speaker Carl ALBERT - doesn't think impeachment should take place if President steps down before proceedings begin. Doesn't think question of immunity should come before Congress] Resignation should put end to Watergate affair, according to Albert.
REPORTER: Ray Scherer

Chancellor, John;
Mackin, Catherine;
Scherer, Ray

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