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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 08:29 PM

Short version on how the Judiciary Committee got Nixon to resign

(if you were wondering how it was done..for information & history only). Yes, I watched this happen, as did many of us here. ...Also, I think we sure have a very long way to go now, and this is now extremely unlikely, almost impossible, in my opinion.


from Wikipedia..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_process_against_Richard_Nixon

"Following a subpoena from the Judiciary Committee, in April 1974 edited transcripts of many Watergate-related conversations from the Nixon White House tapes were made public by Nixon, but the committee pressed for full tapes and additional conversations. Nixon refused, but on July 24, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered him to comply. On July 27, 29, and 30, 1974, the Committee approved three articles of impeachment against Nixon, for obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress, and reported those articles to the House of Representatives. Two other articles of impeachment were debated but not approved. Before the House could vote on the impeachment resolutions, Nixon made public one of the additional conversations, known as the "Smoking Gun Tape", which made clear his complicity in the cover-up. With his political support completely eroded, Nixon resigned from office on August 9, 1974. It is widely believed that had Nixon not resigned, his impeachment by the House and removal from office by a trial before the United States Senate would have occurred. "

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Reply Short version on how the Judiciary Committee got Nixon to resign (Original post)
Stuart G Jun 2019 OP
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2019 #1

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 01:10 AM

1. The point was : It is widely believed that had Nixon not resigned,


He believed it. He was told that by a small group of Congress members who he knew were telling him the truth. So he resigned, in order to salvage at least part of his good name, to his own thinking.

We are dealing with a different animal this time around.

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