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Bork's last words: Nixon would have resigned earlier

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets
The just-published final thoughts of conservative legal giant Robert Bork, the Watergate-era solicitor general who died in December, reveal that President Nixon's August 1974 resignation would have come much earlier without the naming of two special prosecutors. "The appointment of a special prosecutor probably delayed Nixon's exit from office," he wrote shortly before his death in the new...