Elliot Richardson, the Attorney-General who refused to comply with Richard Nixon's order to sack the Watergate Special Prosecutor, Archibald Cox, triggering a constitutional crisis known as the "Saturday Night Massacre", has died in Boston, Massachusetts, aged 79.
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President Nixon used his first televised Watergate speech to announce the departure of several members of his staff.
The resignations of John Ehrlichman, Bob Haldeman, Richard Kleindeinst and John Dean were all announced in this speech.
Listen to Nixon’s speech (24m)
Full text of Nixon’s first Watergate speech.
I want to talk to you tonight from my heart on a subject of deep concern to every American.