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The real Watergate scandal : collusion, conspiracy, and the plot that brought Nixon down
Format:
Book
Title:
The real Watergate scandal : collusion, conspiracy, and the plot that brought Nixon down
ISBN:
9781621573289
Publication:
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, 2015.
Physical Description:
xxvii, 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
Part I: A basic Watergate background. Identifying the real wrongdoing ; Understanding Watergate ; What went wrong -- Part II: Collusion. The secret meetings between judges and Watergate prosecutors -- Part III: Getting Nixon "at all cost". Staffing the Nixon impeachment -- Part IV: Denying due process to the Watergate defendants. A fair and impartial trial judge ; Evenhanded, nonpartisan prosecutors ; An untainted and unbiased jury ; The automatic right to an appeal -- Part V: The view from here. So what?
Summary:
"Research has uncovered shocking violations of ethical and legal standards by the "good guys"--including Judge John Sirica, Archibald Cox, and Leon Jaworski. Documents that the Watergate Special Prosecution Force was an avenging army drawn from the ranks of Nixon's most partisan foes. They had the good fortune to work with judges who shared their animus... Shows that the "smoking gun" conversation, which he himself was the first to transcribe, was taken out of context and completely misunderstood ... Crimes were committed, and an attempt was made to cover them up. But by trampling on the defendants' right to due process...denied the American people the assurance that justice was done."-- from jacket.
Subject(s):
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974.

Conspiracies -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.
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