"Dragging out Watergate drags down America."
Richard Nixon, March 19
Despite repeated assurances that the President wants a prompt, thorough investigation, the White House has fought blatantly and with marked success to drag out Watergate, to stall the impeachment process by every possible means. Nixon's lawyers last week maneuvered in court to slow the case and kept stonewalling against the House Judiciary Committee's request for more evidence, to which it is entitled under the Constitution. The committee's impeachment timetable continued to slip badly.
At the same time, Nixon seized the welcome opportunity...