The Nation: Damaging Deletions from the Tapes

His joyous reception in the Middle East and the assault on the prosecutorial mood of Watergate by Henry Kissinger in Salzburg undoubtedly gave President Nixon a hefty public relations lift last week in his struggle for survival. But at home, the impeachment process pushed on, producing revelations that in a less sensation-surfeited time would probably have stolen the nation's attention from the traveling presidential party. The new evidence solidly supported the already strong case that Nixon had engaged in a conspiracy to conceal his active role in the Watergate coverup.

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