June 13, 2000 |
The federal government has agreed to pay $18 million to the estate of Richard Nixon to settle claims that the Watergate tapes and other presidential materials were improperly seized by the government in 1974 without compensation. The out-of-court agreement, climaxing a five-month civil trial that ended last year, would result in $6 million in improvements and expansion for the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda, Calif.
April 15, 1999 |
The Justice Department moved Wednesday to block Julie Nixon Eisenhower from testifying in a court battle over whether the government must pay her father's estate millions of dollars in compensation for papers and tapes seized when he resigned as president. The government also fought the Nixon estate's plan to have its lead attorney, R. Stan Mortenson, take the stand--a rare courtroom maneuver--in the trial that is in its 69th day.
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October 31, 1996
The National Archives (Oct. 18) made public on Oct. 17, 28,000 Nixon administration papers. Many others were still held back. Stanley I. Kutler, a history professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, said documents that might shed further light on the Watergate scandal still had not been released on the grounds that they were political rather than governmental. Politics and government are mutually inclusive, inextricably intertwined and impossible to distinguish as separate coherent dichotomies.
September 6, 1993 |
An informer and a man charged with leading a failed plot to bomb the United Nations and other targets discussed kidnaping former President Richard Nixon, a published report says. Lawyers who have seen transcripts of tape-recorded conversations in the case said the two also discussed abducting former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger in a hostage-taking plan aimed at winning the release of Muslims held in the World Trade Center bombing, the New York Times reported in today's editions.