President Richard Nixon Watergate Hearings



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What was Watergate? A little bugging! Richard M. Nixon

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job. Richard Nixon

I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate. Richard Nixon

It I talked about Watergate, I was described as struggling to free myself from the morass. If I did not talk about Watergate, I was accused of being out of touch with reality. Richard Nixon

The government paid the family of Richard Nixon $18 million for papers, tape recordings and other materials seized after Watergate. Dexter S. King

Watergate had become the center of the media's universe, and during the remaining year of my presidency the media tried to force everything else to revolve around it. Richard Nixon

Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs. Richard Nixon

When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal. Richard Nixon

If the President does it, it can't be illegal. Richard M. Nixon

Nothing would please the Kremlin more than to have the people of this country choose a second rate president. Richard M. Nixon

Certainly in the next 50 years we shall see a woman president, perhaps sooner than you think. A woman can and should be able to do any political job that a man can do. Richard Nixon

I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. Richard Nixon

If I were to make public these tapes, containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects, the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect. Richard Nixon

People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got. Richard Nixon

President Johnson and I have a lot in common. We were both born in small towns and we're both fortunate in the fact that we think we married above ourselves. Richard Nixon

The American people are entitled to see the president and to hear his views directly, and not to see him only through the press. Richard Nixon

The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady. Richard Nixon

Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government. Richard Nixon

With all the power that a president has, the most important thing to bear in mind is this: You must not give power to a man unless, above everything else, he has character. Character is the most important qualification the president of the United States can have. Richard M. Nixon

When he (Richard Nixon) took the oath of office, he pledged to be the president for 100% of the people, and I challenge the president to prove that he is being the president for 100% of the people. Jackie Robinson

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