The Watergate cover-up trial is one of the most dramatic political show trials in modern American history. It resulted in the convictions on all counts of President Nixon’s top aides: John Mitchell, Bob Haldeman and John Ehrlichman.
In The Real Watergate Scandal, Geoff Shepard sets forth and documents due process violations during the proceedings and argues that the defendants’ Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights to a fair trial were trashed in the process. He describes over a dozen secret meetings between judges and Watergate prosecutors or other interested parties in advance of trial. After decades of research, he argues that these disclosures challenge everything that has been understood about the infamous scandal and its legal aftermath.
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Director, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and the Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow