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What action did Nixon take when he faced impeachment?
What is the Saturday Night Massacre?
Nixon orders his attorney general to fire the special prosecutor, but attorney general refuses and resigns.
Why does Nixon help with the cover up?
His advisers helped orchestrate the break-in to the Democratic headquarters, and he interfered in the investigation.
Why does Ford pardon Nixon?
Ford wants the nation to move on and heal from the Watergate crisis.
Why are the tapes important?
The tapes prove Nixon helps with the cover-up.
What is executive privilege?
the right to keep communications confidential to the presidency
How does Nixon use executive privilege?
He claims he doesn't have to turn over the tapes.
How does the Supreme Court rule on executive privilege?
The court rules against Nixon since the search for truth is more important than Nixon's privacy.
Does Nixon release the tapes right away?
He does not, and eventually releases the transcripts before releasing the tapes.
What is CRP?
Committee to Reelect the President
Who is the head of CRP?
Who is the White House aide who reveals the recording system?
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