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  1. By the time of the pardon, enough Americans had become convinced that Nixon (named by the Watergate grand jury as an “un-indicted co-conspirator”) was guilty of crimes and that Ford had pardoned him as quid pro quo for becoming president that the approval rating of the otherwise popular new president collapsed overnight.

  2. Oct 20, 2014 · Ford's pardon of Nixon was the topic at two panels held Monday, Oct. 20, at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum as part of an ongoing commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Ford's first ...

  3. Richard Nixon was granted a “full, free and absolute pardon” by his successor as president, Gerald Ford. The pardon became one of the most controversial aspects of the Watergate scandal. There were allegations and suggestions that Nixon had struck a deal with Ford before resigning. Ford denied these allegations and maintained that the ...

  4. Sep 08, 2018 · After 11 a.m., Mr. Ford announced he was pardoning Richard M. Nixon, the former Republican president and his old boss who resigned weeks earlier in disgrace, accused of obstruction of justice and...

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  6. Nov 16, 2009 · On October 17, 1974, President Gerald Ford explains to Congress why he had chosen to pardon his predecessor, Richard Nixon, rather than allow Congress to pursue legal action against the former...

  7. Aug 09, 2014 · The evidence that forced Nixon to resign -- the famous “smoking gun” conversation ( transcript, audio) -- proved he’d tried to prevent the FBI from investigating the matter by lying about it. He’d...

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