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Finally, Nixon admits guilt [Commentary]
Finally, Nixon admits guilt [Commentary]

On the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation as president, his admission of guilt has finally been made public in a 1983 videotaped interview with him by an old White House aide. Speaking of the "smoking gun" White House tape in which he talked about raising hush money for the arrested Watergate burglars, Nixon tells aide Frank Gannon: "This was the final blow, the nail in the coffin. Although you didn't need another nail if you were already in the coffin, which we were." Then he goes on: "I'm a fighter, I just didn't want to quit. Also I thought it would be an admission of guilt, which of course it was." It is a flat...

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