Nixon's Watergate investigation testimony made public

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    BBC News - Nixon's Watergate investigation testimony made public

    The US National Archives has released the grand jury testimony of former President Richard Nixon, made after the Watergate scandal forced him to resign.

    Jurors asked about almost 19 missing minutes of a key conversation between Nixon and his chief of staff.

    The former president swore it was an accident that tapes had been erased, saying "I practically blew my stack."

    The secret testimony was given in June 1975 and released by order of a US judge following a historian's request.

    Stanley Kutler of the University of Wisconsin has written a number of books about Nixon.

    Speaking to the jurors near his home in California, the former president offered no clues as to what might have been discussed during the 18 minute 30 second gap in recordings.


    Nixon's testimony was given under oath and contributed to a number of ongoing investigations into the Watergate scandal.

    The grand jury was collecting evidence to determine whether to issue criminal charges relating to the Watergate case.
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    Whatever happened to the earlier mention today of Tricky's enemies' list memo to the IRS, for harassment of hundreds? Nothing like all his subverting of the constitution...
     
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    Did you miss your last electroshock therapy treatment ?
     
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    Not that it mattered to Nixon.
     
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    That was Buchanan's list. Nothing was done with it.

    Now the Democrats do like to maintain and keep this list current. And the IRS folks who do the audits on Democrat enemies very busy
     
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    Mebbe dis the real reason he resigned...
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    ‘Nixon had gay affair with mafia fixer’
    Dec 30, 2011, WASHINGTON: Remembered as America's shiftiest and darkest president, Richard Nixon had a serious drink problem, he beat his wife and may have been gay, according to a new book by a former White House correspondent.
     

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