INVESTIGATIONS: Where the Cox Probe Left Off

In the five months that he served as special Watergate prosecutor, Archibald Cox more than made good on his promise to follow any trail, "wherever that trail may lead," in his investigation. Cox and his 80-man legal staff brought criminal charges in 14 cases, and at the time of his ouster they were investigating literally dozens of criminal allegations extending far beyond the Watergate breakin. Indeed, it was the unfettered scope of Cox's inquiries that led Nixon to the angry decision that he had to go.

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