Forty years ago – on October 20, 1973 – the Watergate scandal reached a crisis point when President Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox and abolished the office of the special prosecutor – prompting the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. These events came to be known as the Saturday Night Massacre. Jill Wine-Banks was a Watergate Assistant Special Prosecutor in 1974 and 1975. In this oral history interview taped for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, she recalls the prosecution’s strategy, the Saturday Night Massacre, her questioning of Nixon secretary Rosemary Woods, and the impact of the president’s resignation and subsequent pardon on the Watergate case.
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