Today in History
November 17, 1973
"I Am Not A Crook!"
President Richard Nixon denies obstructing justice in a press conference November 17, 1973. The Washington Post reports the following day "He declared that the White House tape recordings would prove that he had no prior knowledge of the Watergate break-in, that he never offered executive clemency for the Watergate burglars, and in fact turned it down when it was suggested, and had no knowledge of proposals that blackmail money be paid a convicted Watergate conspirator." By the following August, Nixon, facing impeachment for obstructing the Watergate investigation, resigns. He is later pardoned by President Gerald Ford.
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