This May marked 40 years since the Senate Watergate hearings began. We are airing oral history interviews from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library that provide 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.
These are excerpts from an interview with Robert Sack, who served as senior associate special counsel for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee from 1973-74. Mr. Sack recalls lying on the floor of the staff offices, straining to understand the often poor quality of the Nixon tapes and realizing he believed that there was ample evidence for impeachment. Robert Sack was appointed as a Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1998, a position he retains today.