July 26, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection –
July 26, 1994 – Busy day on Capitol Hill and the rest of the world. With the House Banking Committee starting hearings into the Whitewater Affair and President Clinton’s alleged role in it. Hearings this day began regarding the Washington end of the affair and what President Clinton’s aides did to monitor the investigation of his Arkansas Real Estate dealings. The committee vowed to make the hearings thorough and complete. The Committee voted along party lines to exclude questions about the suicide of Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster and most vowed there would be no bombshell disclosures waiting in the wings. Kicking off the Whitewater hearings was White House Counsel Lloyd Cutler who conceded before the hearings began that mistakes were made, but he concluded that no mistakes were made between the White House and staffers even though it was acknowledged that too many discussions regarding Whitewater were going on between too many staffers over too many sensitive matters, matters that should have been dealt with only by the Counsellors Office.
Meanwhile, Washington was playing host to Israel’s Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan’s King Hussein who had just concluded negotiations and signing of a Peace Pact between the two countries. Rabin was expected to address Congress within a few days. The previous night, President Clinton hosted a State Dinner at the White House for Rabin and Hussein and toasted their courage. Peace talks were now taking place in Cairo between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators for a third round in autonomy talks. Peace was moving – slowly, but moving.
And OJ Simpson resigned from the Board of Directors of the company that imports and distributes Swiss Army Knives. A spokesman for the Connecticut based Forschner Group disclosed Simpson wrote the letter of resignation on July 13th from his jail cell, as he was awaiting trial in the murders of Nicole Brown-Simspon and Ronald Goldman. Simpson was re-elected to the Board just three days before the murders took place.
And that’s a little of what happened, this July 26th 1994 as presented by The CBS World News Roundup.
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