The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo51° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi79° Becoming Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo53° Clear

Monday

Hi83° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi80° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo50° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi79° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo49° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi75° Mostly Sunny

Legacy of Nixon tapes: Skepticism, distrust endure

Send to Kindle
Print This

WASHINGTON — It’s a good thing Richard Nixon was such a klutz.

The president’s ineptness at all things mechanical is what prompted his aides to install a voice-activated recording system that didn’t require Nixon to push an on-off button, ensuring that every word he spoke in the Oval Office and other key locations was caught on tape.

With the secret taping system on autopilot — seven microphones planted in wall sconces and the president’s desk — Nixon largely forgot about…

View my options or Sign in