WATERGATE: The Tide Turns Back Toward Impeachment

In recent weeks President Nixon has had reason to believe that he was on the upswing in his battle to turn back the advance of impeachment. His trips to the Middle East and the Soviet Union were marked by some modest successes that reinforced his record of accomplishment in foreign policy. At home the impeachment drive seemed to be faltering in Congress, slowed by legalistic detail and partisan bickering. There were no new Watergate sensations, and the public appeared weary of the deepest political scandal in U.S. history.

Last week the mood in...

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