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Reference FCO 82/415
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Internal political situation in USA (Watergate) (1974)
Description Reports on the elections for the governorship of California. Storm of controversy over President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon reviving Watergate as a national trauma and causing the Republican Party to go on the defensive. The press's reaction to Ford's pardoning of Nixon is also recorded as well as the Foreign Office's assessment of the situation. Senator Kennedy announces that based on family considerations he would not be a candidate under any circumstances for the Democratic nomination either in 1976 or in any foreseeable future.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United States
Places Africa; Asia; Britain; Chile; China; Cyprus; Europe; France; Geneva; Greece; Israel; Japan; Jordan; Korea; Latin America; Middle East; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam; Western Hemisphere
People Albert, Carl; Bentsen, Lloyd D; Bush, George H W; Carter, Jimmy; Dean, John W III; Ehrlichman, John D; Ford, Gerald; Fromm, Joe; Gray, L Patrick III; Haldeman, H R; Kissinger, Henry; Kraft, Joseph; McCloskey, Paul N jnr; Meany, George; Morton, Rogers; Nixon, Richard M; Ramsbotham, Sir Peter; Rockefeller, Nelson; Rush, Kenneth; Scott, Hugh; Truman, Harry S.; Wilson, Harold
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arab; Arms; British Embassy; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Civil rights; Coal; Communist; Congress; Crime; Defence; Democratic Party; Demonstrations; Department of State; Detente; Draft; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Energy; FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); Federal Reserve; foreign policy; General Motors; Great Powers; Gubernatorial; Health; Impeachment; Inflation; Irish Republican Army (IRA); Mid-Term elections; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Pentagon; Pollution; Poverty; Price controls; Race; Recession; Republican Party; Senatorial; State Department; Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties; Supreme Court; Taxes; The Nine; Trade; Trade Reform Bill; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations National Security Council; Vice President; Voting age; Wages; Watergate; Welfare; White House; wire-tapping; World Food Conference
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