Nixon’s Watergate Cover-Up Succeeded When It Mattered Most

Source: The Nation
by John Nichols

“When investigators ramped up their inquiries, and when Americans started paying serious attention to the fact that their commander in chief was a crook, Nixon’s presidency unraveled. But the cover-up was a huge success in the fall of 1972 when — despite the mounting evidence of Nixon’s wrongdoing — voters reelected the president with ease. The opportunity to hold the Republican president to account when it mattered most was lost in no small part because of lethargy on the part of prominent players in both major parties.” (06/17/22)