The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down

The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down

by Geoff Shepard


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An aging judge about to step down. Aggressive prosecutors friendly with the judge. A disgraced president. A nation that had already made up its mind. The Watergate trials were a legal mess—and now, with the discovery of new documents that reveal shocking misconduct by prosecutors and judges alike, former Nixon staffer Geoff Shepard has a convincing case that the wrongdoing of these history-making trials was actually a bigger scandal than the Watergate scandal itself.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621573289
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 08/03/2015
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

GEOFF SHEPARD joined the Nixon administration as a White House Fellow directly out of Harvard Law School and became a senior member of the Domestic Council staff. Later, as Deputy Defense Counsel, he had a front-row seat for the political drama that toppled a president and sent his closest aids to prison.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part I A Basic Watergate Background

Chapter 1 Identifying the Real Wrongdoing 1

Chapter 2 Understanding Watergate 9

Chapter 3 What Went Wrong 27

Part II Collusion

Chapter 4 The Secret Meetings between Judges and Watergate Prosecutors 49

Part III Getting Nikon "At All Cost"

Chapter 5 Staffing the Nixon Impeachment 67

Part IV Denying Due Process to the Watergate Defendants

Chapter 6 A Fair and Impartial Trial Judge 103

Chapter 7 Evenhanded, Nonpartisan Prosecutors 141

Chapter 8 An Untainted and Unbiased Jury 183

Chapter 9 The Automatic Right to an Appeal 199

Part V The View from Here

Chapter 10 So What? 231

List of Appendixes 243

Acknowledgments 317

Notes 319

Annotated Bibliography 335

Index 347

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