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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Ford Testimony on Nixon Pardon

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Program ID:
162654-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 11, 2001
Last Aired:
Dec 27, 2006

Airing Details

  • Mar 11, 2001 | 1:08pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 12, 2001 | 3:53am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 11, 2004 | 6:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 12, 2004 | 12:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 12, 2004 | 8:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 2006 | 9:20pm EST | C-SPAN 1