This May marked 40 years since the Senate Watergate hearings began. This is an oral history interview from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library that provides a new look into the Nixon impeachment inquiry. After a silence of four decades, key staff charged with investigating whether there were grounds to impeach the president have recorded their part in history. These interviews were conducted by the former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, Timothy Naftali.
We hear from Dorothy Landsberg, a former researcher for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee from 1973-74. Mrs. Landsberg met John Doar when she was working for him in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and was re-hired when he was named special counsel during the Watergate investigation. In this interview, we learn about Mr. Doar’s leadership style, and his determination, as Mrs. Landsberg put it, “to let the facts speak for themselves.” As a member of Doar’s “Kitchen Cabinet,” Mrs. Landsberg gives an in-depth look at the Nixon tape transcripts and the president’s resignation.