WATERGATE: The Prosecutor Departs

Within hours after a jury was selected and sequestered in the Watergate conspiracy trial last week, Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski submitted his resignation. During the eleven-month tenure of the courtly, mild-mannered Texan, 14 major Watergate defendants, twelve corporations and 17 corporate executives had been indicted or pleaded guilty. Jaworski's dogged pursuit of Richard Nixon's White House tapes had led to a unanimous Supreme Court decision in the prosecutor's favor and, because of the contents of those tapes, finally to Nixon's resignation.

With that record part of U.S. history and the conspiracy trial...

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