Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes

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Free Press, Sep 22, 1998 - History - 704 pages
PRESIDENT NIXON: Here we go. What in the name of God are we doing on this one? What are we doing about the financial contributors? Now, those lists there, are we looking over McGovern's financial contributors? Are we looking over the financial contributors to the Democratic National Committee? Are we running their income tax returns? Is the Justice Department checking to see whether or not there is any antitrust suits? Do we have anything going on any of these things? HALDEMAN: Not as far as I know. PRESIDENT NIXON: We better forget the Goddamn campaign right this minute, not tomorrow, no. That's what concerns me. We have all this power and we aren't using it.

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I give this 4 stars because the author had to sue Nixon to get these tapes. Professor Kutler, and the advocacy group Public Citizen, took the suit all the way to the Supreme Court. Kutler was already ... Read full review


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Nixon: "I can't believe that they can tie [Watergate] to me. What's your feeling?" H.R. Haldeman: "It'll be messy." Right. Twenty-five years after the existence of Nixon's secret White House tape ... Read full review



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Stanley I. Kutler is the E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon, the editor of The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century American History, the historical advisor for the Emmy-winning television documentary Watergate, and the founding editor of Reviews in American History.

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