Looking back at the 1973 Saturday night massacre

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Reports that President Trump tried to fire Robert Mueller have some people calling it the “Saturday night massacre that wasn’t.” In 1973, President Richard Nixon fired special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who was investigating the Watergate break-in. That led to Nixon’s attorney general and deputy attorney general resigning in protest, and marked the beginning of the end of Nixon’s presidency.

Credits

Guest:
Leon Neyfakh - host of the Slate podcast “Slow Burn” - @leoncrawl

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole