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Watergate 40 Years Later – United States v. Nixon

President Richard Nixon & White House Tapes Transcripts

President Richard Nixon & White House Tapes Transcripts

Washington, DC
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Forty years ago, on July 8, 1974, the Supreme Court heard arguments in United States v. Nixon. At issue: Could President Nixon claim executive privilege over his Oval Office recordings – tapes sought by the Watergate special prosecutor, Leon Jaworski. We hear Jaworski, among others, during a three hour audio recording of the argument. First, we talk about the case with Evan Davis, who served as Watergate and Cover-Up Task Force Leader on the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment inquiry staff. 

Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 5:22pm (ET)

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