Government & Politics

Four decades after Watergate, Alexander Butterfield has plenty to say

Alexander P. Butterfield might never have become a historic footnote if not for a request made during the third year of Richard Nixon’s presidency. A Nixon aide told Butterfield that “the president wants a taping system installed, and Bob (Haldeman) wants you to take care of it.” Later, Butterfield would reveal the existence of the secret system as the Watergate scandal erupted, eventually leading to Nixon’s 1974 resignation.

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