Richard Nixon ('I'm Not a Crook') and Other Deceitful Politicians

intro: Thirty-nine years ago Saturday, President Nixon assured Americans that they deserved to know whether their president was a crook. "Well," he told a Nov. 17, 1973, news conference, "I'm not a crook." With that, the beleaguered commander-in-chief painted himself into a corner from which resignation offered his only escape less than a year later. With far less at stake, other politicians have flat-out lied about their actions at the risk of public humiliation or, at worst, career...Full Story
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