The Nation: Can Nixon and Agnew be Tried?

The President is . . . not above the law. He is liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law for crimes he has committed, but only after he has been impeached, convicted and removed from office.

So reasoned President Nixon's attorneys in arguing last week that the Chief Executive need not give tape recordings of White House conversations to Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, not even if they contain evidence of a crime. That argument, along with the disclosure that Vice President Agnew was being investigated by a federal grand...

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