|Source:Richard Nixon Presidential Library- Leonard Garment: President Richard M. Nixon's counsel.|
From the Richard Nixon Library
Len Garment was a friend and law partner of Richard Nixon in the mid and late 1960s and then went on to work in President Nixon’s White House in 1969 and the early 1970s. I believe he left after President Nixon resigned in 1974. He knew Dick Nixon about as anyone could, or Nixon would allow for someone else to know him.
Garment was one of the few people outside of his wife Pat that he actually trusted and liked very much. Garment, was certainly smart enough to know that President Nixon was guilty of the things that he was going to be impeached for by the House, at least the obstruction of justice and coverup, but was one of Nixon’s strongest defenders as the accomplished lawyer that he was at least through the late 1990s.
I believe if you were in the type of trouble that Dick Nixon was in the early and mid 1970s and oh by the way you also just happen to be President of the United States, you might want Len Garment defending you. Because he’ll know your case and story better than you do, or at least give you than impression and go out of his way to defend you and even spin your story the best way that it can be.
Americans tend to bash lawyers especially defense attorney’s until they actually need one and Garment falls into that category. Len Garment, is one of the biggest fans of Dick Nixon. He respected and liked the man a lot. He loved Nixon’s intelligence, memory, energy, ability to see things happening in the future, foresight.
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