WATERGATE: Dirty, but Surely Beyond Tricks

"Can you tell me any time in the history of the U.S. that aides in the White House and the President's personal attorney made money available to people to spread lies and libels on candidates of the opposition party?"

His voice rising in anger, his eyes boring coldly into the face of a defiant witness, Senator Sam Ervin assailed the notion that White House-inspired dirty tricks employed in the 1972 presidential campaign were commonplace practices in U.S. politics. Regaining some of their lost momentum, even while losing full television coverage for the first...

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