THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: The Lawyers Come and Go

The procession of Richard Nixon's lawyers has been touched by disaster almost from the start. John Mitchell and John Dean began it. Then there were Ehrlichman, Colson, Mardian, Liddy and more. What they did on the inside required more lawyers to be called from the outside, and so the big names have been passing through the White House for a year. They too seem to have been visited in varying degrees by the curse. Charles Alan Wright, the Texas constitutional wizard, was never told about the tape foul-up as he argued that case in...

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