Cassidy Hutchinson Changes Everything

Her testimony delivered shocking and consequential revelations, but they have hardly been the only ones.

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What Watergate Highlights About the Jan. 6 Hearings

On the anniversary of the June 17, 1972, break-in, alumni of the hearings gather for a reunion. They had it easier than the Jan. 6 committee, they say.

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The Watergate Hearings Gripped a Nation. Can the Jan. 6 Hearings Do the Same?

There are three critical lessons from the Watergate hearings that should inspire the Jan. 6 committee.

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The Jan. 6 Committee Has Already Blown It

It needs to safeguard the next election, not relive the last one.

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The Anticlimax of the Jan. 6 Hearings

Even if they drag a few million American eyeballs away from their streaming platforms for a night or two, the hearings could well be a dud.

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Alfred Baldwin, Lookout for Watergate Burglars, Dies at 83

A co-conspirator, he became an early witness for the government, which helped lead to the indictment of the burglars and linked them with the White House.

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Book Review: ‘Watergate,’ by Garrett M. Graff

Garrett M. Graff’s “Watergate: A New History” is a thorough account of everything that is known about the epic events of Richard Nixon’s last year in office.

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Philip B. Heymann, 89, Dies; Prosecuted Watergate and Abscam

He served four presidents over six decades, mostly in the Justice Department and often as a key part of major investigations.

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Was Richard Nixon a Tragic Hero?

Michael Dobbs’s “King Richard” tells the story of the first few months after Nixon’s second inaugural, when his eventual downfall was becoming clear.

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G. Gordon Liddy, Mastermind Behind Watergate Burglary, Dies at 90

Unlike other defendants in the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon, Mr. Liddy refused to testify and drew the longest prison term.

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Filmmaker’s Suit Says A&E Networks Suppressed ‘Watergate’ Series

The director, Charles Ferguson, said in a lawsuit that an executive was concerned about the “negative reaction it would provoke among Trump supporters and the Trump administration.”

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Is This the End of Obsessively Hating Donald Trump?

Loathing him has been a passion, an addiction, a compulsion. Let impeachment be the last hurrah.

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Beyond Impeachment, a Push for Ethics Laws That Do Not Depend on Shame

Congressional Democrats and a slew of groups are preparing to push for the kinds of ethics and governance changes not seen since the post-Watergate era.

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Watergate Led to Reforms. Now, Would-Be Reformers Believe, So Will Trump.

Among the possibilities are proposals developed by a Justice Department official from the Bush administration and a White House counsel under President Barack Obama.

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How Richard Nixon Became an Accidental Archivist

When the son of David Frost went looking for missing tapes of his father’s interview show, he found many of them in an unlikely place.

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Did Mueller Ever Stand a Chance Against Trump and Roger Stone?

I was a Watergate prosecutor. I know why he didn’t.

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In Commuting Stone’s Sentence, Trump Goes Where Nixon Would Not

Senator Mitt Romney called the commutation an act of “unprecedented, historic corruption.”

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Donald Trump Is No Richard Nixon

He — and his party — are much, much worse.

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Terry Lenzner, Sleuth With a Wide-Ranging Career, Dies at 80

He prosecuted civil rights violators, investigated the Nixon administration during the Watergate scandal and worked for Bill Clinton.

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