The Nation: What Price Watergate?

Watergate has been exorbitantly expensive not only in terms of what the scandal has done to the entire process of American Government, but also in a more mundane matter: how much has it cost? As can best be estimated, the price of investigating, prosecuting and defending the extraordinarily large cast of characters involved in the affair already exceeds $8,000,000, most of it in public funds. The biggest spenders:

> Senator Sam Ervin's Watergate committee has so far spent $1.5 million. The committee's staff now numbers 63, including 17 full-time attorneys and six investigators.

> The office of Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski will...

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