WATERGATE: Moving in Committee and Court

We have gone forward assuming good faith and cooperation. As regards the President himself, we have been respectfully patient. Yet there comes a time when patience and accommodation can begin to undermine the process in which we are engaged. We shall not be thwarted by inappropriate legalisms or by narrow obstacles to our inquiry.

With those words, Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. declared that his House Judiciary Committee would no longer tolerate the White House failure to deliver 41 tape recordings of presidential conversations that the committee had requested on Feb. 25...

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