The Nation: Whatever the Result, Let Us Proceed

I have what I consider the most solemn and substantial assurances of my absolute independence. There are absolutely no restraints on my freedom to seek evidence, including presidential tapes and documents.

-Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski, Nov. 8

Solemn assurances have a way of evaporating under pressure in Richard Nixon's White House, as Prosecutor Jaworski discovered to his dismay last week. With Nixon pursuing yet another twist in his survival strategy;this time one of delay and resistance to continuing demands for Watergate evidence -a new clash loomed between President and prosecutor. Echoing Archibald...

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