THE LEGAL AFTERMATH: CITIZEN NIXON AND THE LAW

For Richard Nixon, the sacrifice of his office very likely will not bring even a week of surcease. Within minutes of the resignation speech, Leon Jaworski pointedly announced that so far as Nixon's immunity from criminal prosecution was concerned, "the special prosecutor's office was not asked for any . . . and offered none." The next day, when reporters asked about the possibility of a future pardon should Nixon need one, new Press Secretary J.F. terHorst reiterated Gerald Ford's response at his vice-presidential confirmation hearing: "I do not think the public...

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