The Nation: The Ervin Committee's Last Hurrah

The Senate Watergate committee passed quietly into history last week—and with it an extraordinary episode in congressional annals. Having accomplished its primary objective—to inform the U.S. public about the facts and dimensions of the Watergate case—the committee bequeathed the continuing investigation to a host of other legislative and judicial bodies. But before it expired, it issued one last broadside: a 350-page staff report alleging, among other things, that leftover campaign funds had been used by President Nixon's good friend C.G. ("Bebe") Rebozo to pay for various major improvements to the Nixon properties...

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