United States Virginia change
Sri Lanka Breaking News
Sri Lanka parliament
vivalankaSri Lanka newsSri Lanka businessSri Lanka sportsSri Lanka technologySri Lanka travelSri Lanka videosSri Lanka eventssinhala newstamil newsSri Lanka business directory
vivalanka advertising
Menu
Stay Connected
facebooktwittermobile
Popular Searches
T20 World Cup
Sponsored Links
Sri Lanka Explorer

Judge orders release of Nixon Watergate testimony

Jul 29, 2011 12:46:00 PM - thestate.com
Thirty-six years after Richard Nixon testified secretly to a grand jury investigating Watergate, a federal judge is ordering the first public release of the transcript.

But the 297-page transcript won't immediately be available because the government has an opportunity to appeal.

Nevertheless, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth agreed with historians who sued that the historical significance outweighs arguments for secrecy, with the investigations long over and Nixon dead 17 years.

Nixon was interviewed near his California home for two days in June 1975, 10 months after resigning. It was the first time a former U.S. president testified before a grand jury.

The historians say the testimony could address ongoing debate over Nixon's knowledge of the break-in at Democratic party headquarters at the Watergate complex and his role in the cover-up.

USA, South Carolina: (Latest Stories)