WATERGATE: THE SMOKING GUN

By now the juggernaut bearing down on Nixon was unstoppable. Between July 27 and 30, the House Judiciary Committee passed three impeachment articles (obstruction of justice, abuse of power and defying subpoenas). I could not bear the righteous moralizing of the commentators or the self-serving comments of some Congressmen, even as I realized that had I been on that committee my duty would have been to vote with the majority. On July 31, Ehrlichman was sentenced to 20 months to five years for conspiracy and perjury. In destroying himself, Nixon wrecked the lives...

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