TRIALS: Mr. Stans, Here Is Your Currency

Day after day, while beads of sweat slowly formed on his great bald head, the Government's witness told an absorbing story of how big money could buy influence at the highest levels of Richard Nixon's Administration. Harry L. Sears, head of Nixon's re-election drive in New Jersey and onetime majority leader in the state senate, was testifying in a Manhattan courtroom against the men with whom he claims to have done shady business: John Mitchell, 60, the former U.S. Attorney General; and Maurice Stans, 65, the former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. They are...

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