The Law: The Trouble with Lying

The list is still growing, but already it resembles a Watergate Who's Who—former Attorney General John Mitchell, former Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans, former White House Aides H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Dwight Chapin, Herbert Porter and Gordon Strachan, and California Lieu tenant Governor Ed Reinecke. All have been accused of lying at one time or an other during Watergate-related investigations. Chapin and Porter have already been convicted and others are likely to meet the same fate. The Watergate prosecutors seem to be turning up a prevarication in every pot, and the irony of the...

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