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The Truth Finally Wins Out

by Bill Hayes

The new Watergate exhibit at the Nixon Library has opened. In At the new Watergate Gallery, the truth finally wins out, Jon Wiener writes about the exhibit.

That story is still devastating. The exhibit makes clear how, with the country in turmoil over an unpopular war, the president became obsessed with “enemies” and formed a secret unit, “the plumbers,” to carry out illegal assignments. When its members got arrested breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee, the president discussed paying them hush money, talked about how to pardon them before they could tell their story, and then ordered the CIA to tell the FBI to stop its investigation of presidential wrongdoing. [more]