Now that many members of Congress are demanding the instant delivery of Robert Mueller’s full report and underlying evidence, the events leading up to the transfer of the Watergate Road Map are worth revisiting.
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“It would be unthinkable if this material were kept from the House of Representatives in the course of the discharge of its most awesome constitutional responsibility.”
—Letter from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Peter Rodino, Mar. 8, 1974
Two 1973 hearings to confirm two attorneys general offer guidance to senators who want to use the hearings this week to protect the Mueller investigation.
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Roger Stone is pleased to be known as a campaign “dirty trickster.” But dirty tricks pursued to sabotage an opposing campaign raise legal questions.
Congressional reforms implemented in the years after Nixon’s resignation hold important lessons for the present day.
What the Watergate 'Road Map' Reveals About Improper Contact Between the White House and the Justice Department
Details of the interactions show why contacts between the president and the top officials investigating his White House were risky for all involved.
The Road Map is now public. What does it teach about how Bob Mueller should think about his coming report?
The National Archives has not only made Leon Jaworski’s Road Map public, but has also collected a trove of related information that may be of interest to readers.