Nation: Hanging Tough at Storm King

At San Clemente, the heavy surf pounding below Richard Nixon's clifftop redoubt was shrouded by the early morning fog last week, and inside his secluded den the President was perhaps more solitary than ever before. With a swivel of his big chair, he could have seen for himself what his former aide, John Dean, was saying before the Senate Watergate committee. But the television screen remained blank.

Nixon sent word through White House Spokesman Gerald Warren (see THE PRESS) that he had not watched Dean at all—either in the live hearings or in snatches on the network news programs. There is, of...

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