This paper examines President Nixon's handling of the Watergate scandal, arguing that Nixon's stance of "toughing it out with the law" was a common ploy used during his administration to extend the breadth of the issue in question. This expansion deflected attention away from the issue of the Constitutional limits on a president's power and was used to justify a broad spectrum of powers Nixon exercised during his presidency.
William W. Van Alstyne, President Nixon: Toughing It Out with the Law, 59 ABA Journal 1398-1402 (1973)
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Richard Nixon, Executive privilege (Government information), Executive power, Presidents, Watergate Affair, Authority, Separation of powers