THE VICE PRESIDENCY: Thrust and Riposte in the Agnew Battle

For Vice President Spiro Agnew, battling to preserve his post and his political future, there was good news and bad news last week. He won a surprise and legally surprising tactical victory in his efforts to halt leaks from the grand jury's investigation of him for bribery, extortion, conspiracy and tax evasion. Yet the President of the U.S. went out of his way to set the public record straight on his support of the prosecution and the seriousness of the charges, even as he accepted Agnew's right, fiercely asserted the week before, not to resign if indicted. Worst of all...

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