INVESTIGATIONS: The Inquest Begins: Getting Closer to Nixon

The defendants unlawfully, willfully, and knowingly did combine, conspire, confederate and agree together and with each other to commit offenses against the United States . . . to defraud the United States and agencies thereof . . . interfering with and obstructing lawful governmental functions by deceit, craft, trickery and means that are dishonest.

THE words of accusation were almost brutal in their bluntness. But now they were hurled, not by some unnamed news source or unspecified Government investigator, but by a federal grand jury in the cold language of criminal indictments....

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