Dicky, meet Jeffrey: “I Am Not A Crook: How A Phrase Got A Life Of Its Own.”

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Funny dude, that Richard Nixon. From 2013, this explanation.

‘I Am Not A Crook’: How A Phrase Got A Life Of Its Own (NPR)

Forty years ago Sunday, then-President Richard Nixon first uttered the now infamous phrase, “I am not a crook.” Nixon made the declaration during a press conference in Orlando, Fla., amid charges related to the Watergate break-in and subsequent scandal. Host Arun Rath explores the five little words that brought down the presidency.

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