The Nation: The Pursuit of the Evidence

Painstakingly acquired over 20 months and neatly catalogued, the lode of evidence mined by the Watergate special prosecutor could save the House Judiciary Committee months of work in its impeachment inquiry. Yet the committee has been slow to go into court to seek the material from Prosecutor Leon Jaworski. It finally began to move to get it last week, even as its staff continued weighing the various options in a complex legal situation.

Chairman Peter Rodino's committee intends to seek the evidence in two parallel paths. It will first request the material directly from the White House, and will promptly subpoena it...

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