WATERGATE: Getting Out What Truth?

Persistently, almost rhythmically, the prosecutor repeated the question. Soon, everyone in the courtroom, including the pained witness, could anticipate it. For some, the impulse to join in the refrain was difficult to resist. In his deceptively soft Tennessee drawl, Chief Prosecutor James Neal would ask: "Now, you wanted to get the truth out, Mr. Ehrlichman?" That has been Defendant John Ehrlichman's claim in the Watergate conspiracy trial. But with searing effect, Neal shredded that defense by repeatedly showing how much Ehrlichman had known about the cover-up and how little he had disclosed...

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