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After Nixon resigned in 1974, he engaged in a very aggressive war with history, attempting to wipe out the Watergate stain and

October 26 — What a difference a year makes

October 23, 1973 — President Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica. 

October 19 

  • 1969 — US Vice President Spiro Agnew referred to anti-Vietnam War protesters as “an effete corps of impudent snobs.”
  • 1973 — President Richard Nixon rejected an Appeals Court demand to turn over the Watergate tapes.

This is a rather remarkable letter about the tapes. If you will notice, the President says he has heard the tapes or some of them, and they sustain his position. But he says

August 29, 1973 — Judge John Sirica ordered President Nixon to turn over secret Watergate tapes. Nixon refused and appealed the order.

August 5, 1974 — President Richard Nixon admitted that he ordered a cover-up of the Watergate break-in for political as well as national security reasons. One of the secret

July 13, 1973 – Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the “Nixon tapes” to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break-in.

April 29, 1974 — United States President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings relating to the Watergate scandal.

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