IMPEACHMENT: Nixon: The Odds on Survival Shorten

"What's going on now has the impact of a tidal force." That was one senior presidential adviser's description of the multiple and multiplying assaults on the presidency of Richard Nixon last week. Each day brought bad news about hard fact and worse rumors about impending defections in Congress of the men and women on whose verdict Nixon's lease in office hangs. The White House staff seemed to have no strategy or ideas on how to stem the onslaught.

As a result, the vote for Nixon's impeachment in the House, long certain, seemed on the...

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