Nixon Administration Insider Will Discuss Watergate
Geoffrey Shepard Participates in Free Public Discussion of the Nixon Administration, the Watergate Investigation, and President Nixon’s Resignation
June 24 at 10:30 a.m.
June 6, Yorba Linda, CA—The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, a nonpartisan federal institution, announced today that Nixon administration insider Geoffrey Shepard will participate in a free public event about the impact of Watergate on the Nixon administration and the American political system at the Library’s Yorba Linda, California, location on June 24 at 10:30 a.m.
The Library has hosted several events pertaining to Watergate or featuring Watergate figures in recent months, including events with journalist Carl Bernstein of the Woodward and Bernstein investigative team, former deputy attorney general William Ruckelshaus (who resigned during the “Saturday Night Massacre” in October 1973), Ed Gray (who co-wrote the posthumously published memoirs of his father, former FBI director L. Patrick Gray III) and Egil “Bud” Krogh, head of the so-called “Plumbers” unit.
Shepard, a lawyer who worked for John Ehrlichman as a domestic policy adviser and later helped prepare President Nixon’s defense against the congressional and special prosecutor’s investigations into Watergate, is the author of a new book entitled The Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President: Inside the Real Watergate Conspiracy, which charges that Democratic party members sought political advantage from the Watergate affair.
As part of his work on the Watergate case, Shepard personally inserted the words “[expletive deleted]” in the transcripts of the “White House tapes” released by the Nixon administration in 1974.
This event is free and open to the public, who may call (714) 983 9120 for reservations. More information is available on the Nixon Library’s Web site at www.nixonlibrary.gov.
“Part of the Nixon Library’s mission is to encourage a free spirit of inquiry into all aspects of the Nixon administration, including the Watergate abuses of government power,” Library director Tim Naftali said. “Inviting Geoffrey Shepard continues our tradition of hosting speakers from all points of view.”
About the Nixon Library: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, a nonpartisan federal institution, is a part of the National Archives and Records Administration. For more information, contact (714) 983-9120 or visit http://www.nixonlibrary.gov.
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