Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearings

On February 6, 1974, The Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives was authorised by Resolution 803 of the House “to investigate fully and completely whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its constitutional power to impeach Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States of America.”

The motion was carried by 410-4 and instructed the Committee to “report to the House of Representatives such resolutions, articles of impeachment, or other
recommendations as it deems proper.”

On May 9, 1974, under the chairmanship of Peter Rodino, the Committee began public hearings to review the results of the Impeachment Inquiry staff’s investigation.

This page provides links to some of the documents produced by and submitted to the Judiciary Committee.

All documents are PDF.

  1. Comparison of White House and Judiciary Committee Transcripts of Eight Recorded Presidential Conversations (Hearing G, May-June 1974)
  2. Presidential Statements on Watergate
  3. Papers in Criminal Cases Initiated by the Watergate Special Prosecution Force
  4. White House edited transcripts of Presidential Conversations of April 4, 1972, March 22, 1973, and June 23, 1972; John Ehrlichman’s handwritten notes of certain meetings with the President; Affidavit of Bruce A. Kehrli
  5. This volume contains nineteen memoranda written by Gordon Strachan to H.R. Haldeman in 1971 and 1972. The memoranda were regularly prepared by Strachan from documents and information which he obtained from the Committee for the Re-Election of the President.
  6. Events Following the Watergate Break-In: June 20, 1972, to March 23, 1973 – Part I
  7. Events Following the Watergate Break-In: June 20, 1972, to March 23, 1973 – Part II
  8. Statement of Information Presented On Behalf of President Nixon (Book III) – Political Contributions by Milk Producers
  9. Testimony of Witnesses Before the House Judiciary Committee – July 12, 15, 16 & 17, 1974: Henry Petersen (Assistant Attorney-General), Charles Colson (former special Counsel to the President), Herbert W Kalmbach (former personal attorney to the President).
  10. Statement of Information Presented On Behalf of President Nixon (Book II) – Department of Justice ITT Litigation
  11. Events Following the Watergate Break-In: June 17, 1972, to February 9, 1973.
  12. Testimony of Witnesses Before the House Judiciary Committee – July 9, 10 & 11, 1974: William O Bittman (former counsel to E. Howard Hunt), John N Mitchell (former Attorney General and former Campaign Director Committee for the Re-Election of the President), John W Dean III (former counsel to the President).
  13. Statement of Information Submitted on Behalf of President Nixon (Book I) – Events Following the Watergate Break-In: June 19, 1972 to March 1, 1974.
  14. Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary (Book I) – Events Prior to the Watergate Break-In, December 2, 1971 to June 17, 1972.
  15. Testimony of Witnesses Before the Committee on the Judiciary – July 2 & 3, 1974: Alexander P. Butterfield (former Depurt Assistant to the President), Paul L O’Brien (former counsel to the Committee for the Re-Election of the President), Fred C. La Rue (former special assistant to the campaign directors Committee for the Re-Election of the President).
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