THE CRISIS: Round 2 in Nixon's Counterattack

Round 2 in Nixon's Counterattack

Still pursuing his Watergate counteroffensive, President Nixon flew into Memphis and met behind closed doors with 16 Republican Governors. "Are there any other bombs waiting in the wings?" he was asked. "If there are, I'm not aware of them," he replied confidently.

The discussion turned to the White House claims that some of Nixon's court-demanded tape recordings were "nonexistent" or of poor quality. The President quickly assured his listeners that all seven of the existing requested tapes were fully "audible."

Perhaps it was not a bomb,...

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