Ford Testimony on Nixon Pardon
Following public outcry over his pardon of President Nixon, President Ford testified about his reasons for the pardon and denied that there… read more
Following public outcry over his pardon of President Nixon, President Ford testified about his reasons for the pardon and denied that there had been any quid pro quo. A sitting president had not testified before Congress since President Lincoln.
These hearings were presented as Congress, the media, and members of the public scrutinized President Clinton’s pardons of several individuals on his last day in office. They were presented again to mark the 30th anniversary of President Ford’s testimony about his decision to pardon his predecessor, Richard Nixon, for all offenses regarding Watergate. President Ford appeared before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Justice on October 17, 1974. He had issued the pardon on September 8, 1974.
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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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