Download PDF by Stanley Kutler: Abuse of Power

By Stanley Kutler

ISBN-10: 0684864894

ISBN-13: 9780684864891

Richard Nixon acknowledged he sought after his management to be "the most sensible chronicled in history." but if Alexander Butterfield disclosed the life of a voice-activated taping approach to a Senate committee in July 1973, Nixon's White condominium and its recordings quick grew to become the main notorious in American background. The tapes ruled the ultimate years of Nixon's presidency, and virtually single-handedly pressured his resignation.

But simply 60 hours have been truly made public within the Nineteen Seventies. Many millions of hours remained mystery and in Nixon's fingers, and he fought fiercely to maintain them that means correct as much as his dying. eventually, because of a lawsuit introduced by way of historian Stanley I. Kutler with the advocacy team Public Citizen, a landmark 1996 payment with the Nixon property and the nationwide documents is bringing over 3,000 hours of tapes to mild. The preliminary free up in November 1996 of over 2 hundred hours of fabric comprised all these conversations pertaining to abuse of strength -- each Watergate-relate...

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But the Nixon tapes uniquely reveal the President’s voice and perspective on extraordinary events. Other presidents taped conversations, but did so selectively, at their own initiative. Those tapes often seem contrived, even staged, and have had relatively little impact in shaping our knowledge or understanding of these men. The tapes of FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson offer little prospect of similar importance. The Nixon tapes, on the other hand, are central to his history and his presidency.

Dean III, Counsel to the President Cartha DeLoach, FBI executive Thomas Eagleton, Senator (D-MO); temporarily vice presidential candidate, 1972 John D. Ehrlichman, Counsel to the President and Chair of the Domestic Council Daniel Ellsberg, former National Security official; leaked the Pentagon Papers Sam Ervin, Senator (D-NC), Chairman, Senate Select Committee Mark Felt, FBI executive Fred Fielding, lawyer; assistant to Dean Dr. Lewis Fielding, Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist Robert Finch, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare; presidential aide Leonard Garment, Counsel to the President David Gergen, presidential aide Billy Graham, evangelical leader; friend of the President Katharine Graham, Publisher, Washington Post L.

SEGMENT 6 PRESIDENT NIXON: . . Let me show you what happened [in the Hiss case]. I know who was against it. [Tom] Clark, who literally became a judge in the Supreme Court, Tom Clark was the attorney general. He’s a good man actually. He even told me that he was against it.

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