THE HEARINGS: John Mitchell Takes the Stand

The penetrating glare of Senator Sam Ervin's Watergate committee focuses this week on the President's closest political confidant−and most devoted loyalist−former Attorney General John Newton Mitchell. Mitchell was a Manhattan law partner of Richard Nixon, his campaign manager in 1968, and headed Nixon's re-election drive in 1972 until two weeks after the Watergate arrests. Even after that Mitchell continued to talk with the President almost daily throughout Nixon's triumphant re-election year. If the President is truly as innocent in the scandal as he claims, no one is in a better position to...

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