October 25, 2007
DETENTE HAVING SAVED THE USSR, THEY TRIED TO SAVE THE DETENTIST:
Brezhnev tried to buoy Nixon during Watergate scandal, documents show (The Associated Press, October 25, 2007)
As the Watergate scandal enveloped President Richard Nixon, he was buoyed by a secret message of moral support from Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, according to newly released State Department documents.
Brezhnev told the U.S. president he knew he would not "crack under the pressure."
Little did they know that presidents Ford and Carter would be so Nixonian. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 25, 2007 3:13 PM