WATERGATE: THE FEAR OF GOD

On Tuesday, April 17, two days after the dramatic weekend that first brought home to me the nature of Watergate, the President disclosed that a month earlier he had ordered a new investigation of the Watergate breakin; it had produced "real progress finding the truth." Contrary to his previous orders, White House personnel would now be permitted to appear before the Senate Watergate Committee; however, no wrongdoer on the White House staff would be granted immunity from prosecution. Some Nixon supporters were certain that the statement ended Watergate. The culprits had obviously been...

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