Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre Casts Shadow As Trump Considers Fate Of DOJ Leaders

In this April 17, 1973, file photo, President Richard Nixon speaks during White House news briefing in Washington, D.C.

Forty-five years ago, Nixon precipitated the departure of the attorney general, deputy attorney and Watergate special prosecutor as the criminal investigation of his administration escalated.

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