December, 2011: Four Key Cover-up Conversations

December 23, 2011

The White House tapes are something like the Bible, if you will forgive the analogy: by focusing on any one segment, one can “prove” almost anything. But thoughts expressed in private are materially different from actions actually taken. In that vein, this essay examines four conversations that occurred during the week of March 19, 1973—the week that the cover-up collapsed—in an attempt to show that President Nixon (i) did not know what had been done up to that point and (ii) when first informed of some of the more seamy aspects of their situation, called for decisive action to address it:

Four Key Cover-up Conversations

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