THE CONGRESS: Rising Emotions Over Money and Secrecy

"Frightening."

"Contemptuous."

"Amazingly arrogant."

THOSE sharp words from Senators and Congressmen reflected the rising emotions in Washington as the Administration and the Congress held fast to their collision course over Richard Nixon's drive to expand the power of his presidency. At issue were two quite distinct matters: 1) Nixon's determination to decide how federal tax money will be spent, and 2) his desire to protect the entire Executive Branch against congressional scrutiny. More specifically, the latter argument centered on his attempt to keep all White House officials, past or present, from being...

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