INTERVIEW: Ehrlichman and Situation Ethics

John Ehrlichman, who was President Nixon's domestic policy chief, has finished a roman à clef describing a CIA plot to blackmail a Nixon-like chief of state upon discovering a secret White House plumbers' unit engaged in spying and dirty tricks. After reading the 385-page manuscript of The Company, New York Times Columnist William Safire, also a former Nixon aide, reports that Ehrlichman portrays "President Richard Monckton" as a "self-deluding, hate-filled moralizer."

Last week, in his first interview since he was convicted of Watergate-related crimes, Ehrlichman spoke in Santa Fe for 90 minutes...

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