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JOHN DEAN 1972

by Ethan Russell

John Dean : Watergate
“With the malicious glee of an Ebenezer Scrooge, I watched the unraveling of the Nixon Presidency, noticing very early on Nixon’s incredible mistake of pitting his word and his Presidency against the entire American political system, legislative and judicial — thinking to myself, now he’s done it: it’s the system or him. On television a series of witnesses were brought before the Senate Committee headed by Sam Ervin, each of them unique studies in the psychology of Washington and the Nixon White House: Bob Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, John Dean. . . the list went on. For all its excitement, it was a complicated game of “he said, she said” between the Executive and the Legislative branches, and there was little hope of real resolution until a White House aide -Alexander Butterfield -revealed that Richard Nixon recorded all the conversations in the Oval Office.”(From ETHAN RUSSELL:AN AMERICAN STORY )

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