THE ADMINISTRATION: The Agnew Problem: Mysterious Meeting

Like millions of other Americans, Richard Nixon had hoped to get at least a brief taste of vacationing during the waning days of August—a little golf, a little swimming—but there was no sign of respite for the embattled President. First, Federal Judge John J. Sirica ordered that Nixon must surrender to him the secret White House tapes of private meetings about the Watergate scandal. The historic decision—the first in which a judge has ever ordered a President to give up documentary evidence that he was unwilling to produce—brought presidential lawyers rushing to...

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