Former Nixon attorney says he knows what ‘really’ happened

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  On this day 40 years ago, President Richard Nixon left the White House.

With the Watergate scandal escalating, the second-term Republican president had lost much of his political backing, and he faced almost certain impeachment and the prospects of being removed from office by a Democratic-dominated House and Senate.

In his new book “The Nixon Defense,”  Nixon’s former legal counsel, John Dean, reveals what he says really happened with Watergate and how the scandal still affects politics today.



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