The Nation: Pointed Questions for the President

Unable to arrange a face-to-face meeting with Richard Nixon, the Senate Watergate committee in January authorized its members to send written inquiries to the President. Last week Republican Lowell Weicker, one of the committee's most persistent interrogators, became the first to do so. His questions, supplemented by numerous citations from presidential statements and public testimony, pinpoint weaknesses in Nixon's position on Watergate. It is unlikely, however, that the President will reply. Among the most pointed of Weicker's eleven queries:

When John Ehrlichman discussed Executive clemency with you in July 1972, prior to any...

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