FOR NEXT TUESDAY: Hoff, conclusion, Matthews epilogue, Schoen ch. 9.
Theories about the Break-in (Hoff ch. 10) -- including a lurid theory about John Dean.
The role of the Kennedy family
- Fear of Teddy
- Archibald Cox and the special prosecutor "charter" (Matthews p. 327)
Mr. Richardson recalls that the first thing Mr. Nixon said when he entered the Oval Office to resign was a reference to Leonid I. Brezhnev, the Soviet leader.
“Brezhnev would never understand it if I let Cox defy my instructions,” the President declared.
“I'm sorry that you insist on putting your personal commitments ahead of the public interest,” he quoted Mr. Nixon as saying.
December 6, 1973: Ford takes the oath as vice president.
- Kissinger & Schlesinger
- Smoking gun aftermath
- Coda: Ford Pardon