INVESTIGATIONS: Guerrilla Warfare at Credibility Gap

D (for Dean) Day was at hand. With the best of motives, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield called time out in the Watergate hearings for the duration of Soviet Party Boss Leonid Brezhnev's visit to the U.S. But coming on the very brink of the TV appearance of John W. Dean III, the President's former counsel and now most dangerous accuser, the sudden and unexpected pause in public testimony did little to keep Watergate from crowding Brezhnev for press attention.

Something very close to guerrilla warfare at credibility gap erupted, as both...

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