TIH: May 9, 1974- The US House of Representatives opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon. · 0
Considering the news today this is relevant.
- On October 20, 1973, after Cox refused to drop the subpoena, Nixon commanded Attorney General Elliot Richardson, and then Richardson's deputy, William Ruckelshaus, to fire the special prosecutor. Richardson and Ruckelshaus both refused to fire Cox and resigned in protest. Nixon's search for someone in the Justice Department willing to fire Cox ended with the Solicitor General Robert Bork. Though Bork claims to believe Nixon's order was valid and appropriate, he considered resigning to avoid being "perceived as a man who did the President's bidding to save my job". Bork carried out the presidential order and dismissed the special prosecutor.
The Bork in that pull quote is indeed that Robert Bork whom Reagan tried to put on the Supreme Court a decade later.