THE CRISIS: The President Performs Under Pressure

It was a unique and poignant fragment for history. A President who stands in clear and imminent danger of impeachment faced the members of the House who may within weeks become his inquisitors and the Senators who may then have to decide whether he has been guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and must therefore be removed from office. Once again, drawing upon a resilient inner reserve of stamina, an embattled Richard Nixon rose to the challenge. Although his formal text was unremarkable, his manner was controlled, his delivery forceful, and his...

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