The Nation: Cox: Ready to Shovel Some Snow

He was dressed in blue jeans and a sweater and already looking forward to a three-month vacation on the coast of Maine, "hiking, riding—and I may even shovel a little snow." In a relaxed and reflective mood, Archibald Cox talked with TIME Correspondent Hays Gorey about his aborted service as special prosecutor:

How did the White House raise objections to your activities before you were fired?

The White House would call [Attorney General Elliot] Richardson and ask, "What does this guy think he's doing?" And then Elliot would take up these questions with me. The question that was constantly bothering people in the...

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