President Nixon's Injustice In The Oval Office

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In front of a grand jury, many of President Nixon’s assistants testified that Nixon taped secretly every conversation that occurred in the Oval Office . Therefore, a Special Prosecutor filed a motion of subpoena duces tecum to obtain the tapes and documents from Nixon. However, Nixon in order to avoid relinquishing the tapes claimed an executive privilege. President Nixon ordered Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus to fire Archibald Cox, but they refused and resigned to show disapproval. They promised Congress that they would not interfere. Therefore, Solicitor General, Robert Bork was given the task and on Saturday, October 19, 1973, Bork fired Cox. The event became known as the “Saturday Day
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