For several weeks now, former President Nixon has attempted to justify not only his conduct during the Watergate cover-up, but also such alleged abuses of presidential power as covert war against political opponents and anti-Vietnam War protesters, secret operations against Daniel Ellsberg and others, and the so-called "White House enemies list." In addition, he has tried to rationalize his concept of unlimited presidential power as long as the President believes he is serving the national interest. Comments from citizens across the United States and throughout the world in reaction to the first Nixon-David Frost interview, in which he made the comments, have been mixed. It does appear that more people were concerned, almost three years after Mr. Nixon's resignation from office, with the fact that for more than two years he had repeatedly lied in his addresses to the American people.
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