INVESTIGATIONS: Watergate's Widening Waves of Scandal

FROM the start, the Nixon Administration's handling of the political-espionage scandal in Washington's Watergate complex last June has been amazingly inept. If Watergate had been a childish antic by a few misguided Nixon zealots, as presidential aides insisted, quick and candid disclosure of all the facts would have rendered it a brief summertime sensation. If it was more serious and involved officials close to Nixon, as now seems plain, those implicated should have been exposed and fired. At worst, Nixon's re-election margin might have been less grand. But high Republican and...

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