WATERGATE: Pushing Ahead the Impeachment Inquiry

Struggling to offset the damaging impact of the Watergate grand jury indictments, which charged that a criminal cover-up conspiracy had permeated the White House, President Nixon last week took the rare step of holding his second press conference within eight days. Though he was grim and nervous, he came across forcefully in defending his own role in that ill-fated scheme. But before the week was over, there were more indictments of his men, and a determined House Judiciary Committee pushed tenaciously ahead in its impeachment inquiry.

Much of Nixon's news conference focused on...

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