Nixon’s long-secret Watergate testimony is out



WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Nixon’s grand jury testimony about the Watergate scandal that destroyed his presidency has finally come out.

The National Archives and the government’s Nixon Presidential Library made the records available Thursday, months after a judge ordered the long-secret transcript unsealed. Twenty-six folders of grand jury material have been put online and are available at the archives in College Park, Md. Thousands more documents and some sound recordings are also out.

Nixon was interviewed by grand jurors near his California home in June 1975, less than a year after he resigned from office. Then, a pardon protected him for any past crimes. It was the first time an ex-president had testified before a grand jury, and it is rare for any such testimony to be made public.