Nixon’s Watergate grand jury testimony now available

    Starting today, Richard Nixon’s Watergate grand jury testimony will be available through the Nixon Presidential Library in California and online.

    Chief U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ruled in July that the testimony can be unsealed for “undisputed historical interest.”

    The Associated Press reports other Watergate documents, recordings and oral histories will be released, too, but certain portions of testimony relevant to national security remain private. Some things you can expect to find: details of the 18 ½-minute gap in a tape recording of a June 20, 1972, meeting between the president and his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman after the Watergate break-in and other parts of his 11-hour post-scandal interview.

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