WATERGATE: The President Resolves to Fight

"I am not guilty of any offense under the Constitution that is called an impeachable offense."

So said Richard Nixon last week as both he and the U.S. Congress dug in for a long and fierce struggle over whether the President should be removed from office. At the White House, Nixon told Conservative Columnist James J. Kilpatrick in a rare interview that after "long thought," he had resolved not to resign "under any circumstances."

Moreover, he ruled out "the rather fatuous suggestion that I take the 25th Amendment and just step out and...