THE EX-PRESIDENT: Evading the Questions

The lawyer's question to Richard Nixon was direct: Did he think that the public had a right to know the full story of Watergate? Before the former President could reply, his own attorney interjected: "What do you mean by Watergate? The building?" Asked again, Nixon shrugged off the question: "If my counsel doesn't know, I would never put my wisdom above his."

As that exchange indicates, Nixon still persists in evading questions about the scandal that drove him from office. The occasion was the giving of a six-hour deposition by Nixon in San...

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